If your ambition is to enter an Early Years profession, and you have a Foundation Degree, get an Honours degree in just one year with this top up course. Develop your understanding of early education and child development in the family and society, choosing a research dissertation topic and much of the course content to suit your interests and circumstances.
We are very proud of our excellent reputation in training teachers, which spans over 100 years, and of the strong and effective partnership with schools and colleges in Bedford Borough; Central Beds; Luton; Milton Keynes and Peterborough. Our employment rate is amongst the highest in the country and the university hosts an annual Teaching Fair, which brings students and employers together for job and networking opportunities.
We take particular care to ensure that the individual needs of all students are met, and we encourage all students to reach their potential in a supportive environment.
Employability is central to the course both within the curriculum and in the extra-curricular activities promoted by the course team. Significant use is made of real life case studies drawn from Early Years practice which will allow you to make the links between your academic work and professional practice This will help you develop your professional skills in readiness for the workplace.
Visiting speakers from a range of disciplines within the Early Years field support your awareness of professional practice in context. The course team works closely with the Careers and Recruitment Service to promote relevant paid and voluntary work.
The degree will prepare students for a wide range of graduate careers across the Early Years field, such as children’s centre managers, day care managers, specialist leading two year olds provision in schools, as well as teacher training or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) courses. You should aspire to leadership and management positions in the sector.