BA (Hons) Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies
Degree • Level 6
About the course
You will develop into a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, acting as an amazing advocate for young children. You will also benefit from practical work placements, smaller classroom sizes and one on one support. While developing your knowledge of how children learn and focus on key areas such as emotional wellbeing, safeguarding and the rights of the child.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Study ModeFull Time - day time
Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University
Typical offer 104-128 UCAS Points GCSE math's and English at grade C/4 Those who don't meet the entry criteria can apply for the four-year programme including Foundation Year. All students will be required to attend an interview. A satisfactory DBS will also be required.
Year 1: Ways of learning About the Social World, Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity, Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility. Inquiry Based Learning. Year 2: Theoretical Perspectives of Child Development, Born to Learn: Play and Creativity, protecting Children's Health and Wellbeing, Introduction to Frameworks for Learning, Reflective Practice Year 3: Building and Promoting Inclusive Learning Opportunities, Exploring the Occupational Landscape in Practice, education for Sustainability, Supporting Emotional Wellbeing following Childhood Loss, An Introduction to the Philosophies and Concepts of Research, 21st Century Families. Year 4: Project: evaluating Educational Initiatives, Placement, Supporting the Emotional and Physical Wellbeing of Children, Learning and Teaching with Technology, Exploring Children's Literature.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to assess your knowledge and skills throughout each module. You will work on essays, literature reviews, reports and reflective assignments, storyboards and presentations.
Careers & Progression
Once you’ve graduated with your degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies, you’ll be well qualified to think about a number of different careers. You could consider completing teacher training, Early Years Initial Teacher Training, or even a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). If teaching isn’t for you, how about progressing into a leadership position in early years, social work, special needs, play therapy your options are endless.