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This early years degree will give you an understanding of the core values of the early years workforce. You will study cognition, health and wellbeing, review practice and policy, and learn the importance of encouraging a child's development in partnership with their family.

Our specialist facilities include a simulated early years nursery, so academic lessons are practical and realistic. You will be on placement twice a week in an early years setting and have the option to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

  • If you are looking for a practical degree, our degree includes twice-weekly work placements working directly with children
  •  We have specialist facilities simulating an early years nursery so even academic lessons are practical and realistic to prepare you for employment
  •  Opportunity to graduate with a BA and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
  •  Located across the university's iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus.

This early years degree will give you an understanding of the core values of the early years workforce. You will study cognition, health and wellbeing, review practice and policy, and learn the importance of encouraging a child's development in partnership with their family. Our specialist facilities include a simulated early years nursery, so academic lessons are practical and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Children as Confident Learners (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Children's Workforce: Workplace Experience 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing from Conception to Young Adult (30 credits)
  • The World from a Child's Perspective (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • The Young Mathematician (15 credits)
  • Language and Digital Literacies (15 credits)
  • Young Explorers: Developing Knowledge and Understanding of the World (15 credits)
  • Enabling Environments for Early Years: Supporting Outdoor Play (15 credits)
  • Understanding Creativity in Early Years Contexts (15 credits)
  • Social Policy and Social Pedagogies (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Child Development and Learning: Birth to Five Years (30 credits)
  • Leading and Managing in the Early Years (30 credits)
  • Keeping Children Safe from Harm (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 module from this list of options.

  • Early Intervention (15 credits)
  • Mentor Preparation for the Children's Workforce (15 credits)
  • Comparative International Social Policy (15 credits)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Curriculum and Assessment in Early Years: Workplace Project (30 credits)
  • Engaging Play (15 credits)
  • Understanding and Managing Children's Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Supporting the Social Well-being of Children and Families: Workplace Experience 2 (30 credits)

Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Children as Confident Learners (15 credits) Introduction to the Children's Workforce: Workplace Experience 1 (30 credits) Introduction to Health and Wellbeing from Conception to Young Adult (30 credits) The World from a...

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Entry Requirements

104 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, of which no more than 10 UCAS tariff points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

In addition

Applicants will need to have achieved a minimum grade C / 4 or equivalent in Maths and English at GCSE level.

Applicants who do not hold a recognised level three qualification will be judged on their level of experience in the workplace.  Those displaying a sufficient level of awareness of the needs of children in early years settings, along with an understanding of child development, may be exempt from the level 3 entry requirements.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Undertake an interview
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health screening

104 UCAS tariff points from A-levels, of which no more than 10 UCAS tariff points should come from AS-levels. We also accept equivalent qualifications, including: BTEC/National Diploma International Baccalaureate Advanced and Progression Diplomas Access courses. In addition Applicants will need to have...

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Assessment Methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.