Bachelor Early Childhood Studies (Top-up year)

General

Program Description

Course Description

If you’re committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people, our courses in Early Childhood Studies are the perfect foundation for your career.

They are designed specifically for people who wish to pursue a career in Early Years care, or who are already working in that sector. So if you know that working with young people is your passion, this is the course for you.

The course includes modules delivered over 2 years:

Year 1

  • Adult concepts
  • Current issues
  • WBLearning

Year 2

  • Independent Study Module
  • Dissertation

In the course of your studies, you will complete one work placement that will give you a valuable insight into how the sector works, and enhance your employability.

Teaching and Assessment

There are no examinations in this course, and each module is assessed by means of assignments. We offer you comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at College, to help maximise your chances of success.

Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and presentations.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of the BA (Hons) degree, you may then wish to continue further and undertake postgraduate studies at Plymouth University.

Alternatively, you could opt to study the PGCE in primary education and post-graduate opportunities in the field of education.

Career Progression

The (Hons) can lead to employment in family support and project working in a range of Early Years settings. You could also start a career as a children’s centre worker, home/school liaison worker, early years worker, primary school worker or family advice liaison worker. Our graduates have also progressed to teacher training at primary level.

Entry Requirements

For entry to the BA (Hons) degree, you must have a FdA in Early Childhood Studies, an HND in a relevant field, or similar.

Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply if they can evidence their interest in the field of study.

Due to the nature of these courses, you will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as CRB) prior to commencing any placement work.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Located in Taunton the County Town of Somerset, in the heart of the South West, Somerset College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher Education courses as well as skills training in a warm, ... Read More

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