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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Part-Time

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years education and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

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  • Course Description

    The three year degree programme is taught by a highly experienced, professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. It draws on external practitioners and experts in the field to provide specialist input. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work-based projects, electronic discussions and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With a full BA Hons degree and appropriate entry requirements, you could progress into primary teacher training or Early Years teacher training both of which would require a further year of study. Some students decide to continue their studies moving on to Masters level study in Education, Early Years or Social Work. Some students progress into management posts in early years settings or full day care.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • 80 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification

    *5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English language.

    • Evidence of working with young children

    • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

    Learners who studied an Access to HE Diploma with 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade will also be considered.

    International (EEA) applicants

    International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.

  • Course Fees

    Fee information

    Information about course fees and student finance can be found below.

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    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

    How is my course assessed?

    Modular and work based assessments

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn

Part-Time

Duration 6 years

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£30,000

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Success story

Emily Frisby

Childhood Studies & Teacher Training Academy

Emily chose to study childhood studies at CWA as she was able to achieve the grades she needed to go to university, whilst gaining practical experience.

“College allows you to study more independently but the tutors are always there to give you support. During my two years at CWA, I have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college to go for it, as it opens up avenues you otherwise would not experience.”

Emily is now studying primary education at university. 

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