This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time.
You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You’ll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.
The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field, who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you. You’ll learn how to make transformational changes to the lives of children, families and communities.
The formal title of the course is Early Years Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.
You’ll be assessed through a range of methods, based on coursework. These include presentations, portfolios, posters and essays.
This two-year accelerated degree will prepare you to apply for an Early Years PGCE with qualified teacher status, which is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).
After the course
This BA (Hons) Early Years Education is primarily focused on progression to the role of classroom teacher for children aged between three and seven, following subsequent completion of the PGCE Early Years with QTS. However, it also supports those wishing to enter other professional roles within the early childhood sector, including senior roles within nursery settings and advisory roles within local authorities or government departments. As a full honours degree it opens up options for postgraduate study and career development across a number of fields concerned with children and their well-being.
Our graduates pursue careers in:
- Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]
- Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]
- Early years settings
- Charities and Local Community projects
- Further and Higher Education lecturing
- Government, private and voluntary sectors