Why study early childhood?
Recent research has established the importance and quality of learning from birth.
Now is a really important time to consider how children explore their world.
This degree in early childhood considers ideas that are central for children’s lives and their education, as well as the wider business world. This means graduates in early childhood are sought after for a wide range of employment opportunities.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA (Hons) Early Childhood is an intellectually demanding and enjoyable course.
You’ll examine issues around children’s place in society, education, special educational needs, children’s learning and development, language and reasoning and environments for children.
Exploring issues affecting children between birth and eight years old, you’ll link theory to practice, and understand social, psychological and philosophical factors in children’s lives, learning and development.
Undertaking work-related experience is a central aspect of the degree. You’ll spend time in early childhood settings in each year of the course.
Develop key communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, including learning to work effectively with others, organise information and ideas, and present your ideas clearly and confidently. Develop research skills. Learn to reflect on your own and others’ practice.
By the end of the course, you’ll be qualified to work at level 3 in an early years setting (subject to holding suitable level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications), or level 6 if you opt for the Early Years Teacher Status route.
Where can it take me?
Focusing on the areas that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you’ll graduate in a confident position for your career.
You’ll be equipped to work at managerial level in childcare and educational settings, children’s services and family support.
Many students study for an early years or primary postgraduate teaching qualification, or for a master’s degree in social work, psychology, play therapy or speech and language therapy.