Early Years Education and Practice (with Early Years Practitioner status) BA (Hons)

This Early Years degree focuses on working with children from birth to eight years. It equips you with the understanding and skills to support the learning and development needs of young children.

You'll undertake a placement for one day per week, as well as in week-long blocks throughout the year. This will allow you to link theory to practice around areas such as activity planning, assessment and recording procedures, and Welsh language development.

You'll also develop a range of professional and entrepreneurial skills by working as part of a team with practitioners in a range of settings.

USW's Early Years Education degree is recognised by Social Care Wales (SCW) and can be found on their List of Required Qualifications. Graduates will achieve Early Years Practitioner status alongside their academic qualifications.

Career paths typically include those in education, working in schools, nurseries, children's charities and integrated children's centres, as well as some graduates going on to gain their Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and becoming qualified teachers.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Additional Requirements:

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child Workforce and Child Barring List and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances. If you are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma we will accept 12 Level 2 credits from English Units and 12 Level 2 credits from Mathematics Units in lieu of the GCSE C/4 grade requirements.

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