We offer an innovative BA (Hons) degree programme in Early Childhood Studies which offers a diverse range of relevant practice and theory-based modules.
There are two pathways of study available:
- RD43 - BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (with Early Years Practitioner Status)
- RW43 - BA (Anrh) Astudiaethau Plentyndod Cynnar (gydag Statws Ymarferydd y Blynyddoedd Cynnar SYBC) (Dwyieithog)*
Within these programmes, you will earn qualified Early Years Practitioner status (EYPS), gaining practical work-based experience combined with theoretical and policy-based knowledge as well as the transferable skills required for effective Early Years practice, including the management of Early Years settings. The programme has been developed in direct response to changes in Early Years provision within Wales and the UK to provide well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families.
*The bilingual degree (RW43) is focussed on developing your academic and practical understanding of early childhood in a bilingual context. Whilst some of the programme will be delivered through the medium of English most of the bilingual course is available in the medium of Welsh, including Welsh medium personal tutor support ad Welsh medium placement opportunities. Assessments can be submitted in English or in Welsh and the Welsh content can be tailored to suit your language ability. The course is designed to meet the increasing demand for graduates who have bilingual capabilities and qualifications.
In order to graduate with the bilingual award, students must take at least 80 credits in each year through the medium of Welsh. Students following this route will also qualify for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol scholarship worth up to £3000 over the three years.
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Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should have 104 points from at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
- 104 points from at least 2 A levels to include an A level grade C. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject
- RQF BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma with an overall grade of MMM
- CACHE Diploma with grade C overall (minimum 96 points)
- 104 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades (minimum grade considered is H4)
- 104 points from Scottish Advanced Highers to include a grade D
- 102 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
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