Take your knowledge further with this one-year top-up degree, learning in both the classroom and through work placements about what influences outcomes for children. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
Many factors in today’s society influence how children learn and develop during their early years. During this degree you will study at a higher level, discovering the range of factors that can impact outcomes for children and exploring how professionals can intervene to improve practices. Upon graduating you will have the knowledge and skills to lead practice and to enable progression onto EYTS Initial Teacher Training.
At Farnborough, your lecturers will have experience working in a range of early years and education settings. This will give you a full insight into your subject in the classroom and beyond. Staff attendance at conferences and additional training also ensures that teaching reflects up-to-date practices in the industry.
As well as exploring key theories and research, you will have the opportunity to put what you learn into practice through weekly work placements (one day per week). This will enable you to develop personal, practical and transferable skills, as well as gaining experiences that can help set you apart from other graduates when starting your new career.
This degree is suitable for those who are passionate about working with children or within the early years sector, such as in schools, hospitals and residential care homes. You might currently be studying a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course following relevant professional qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.
During this degree you will explore how different teaching methods, support services and intervention techniques play a part in children’s development. You will be encouraged to develop a reflective, inclusive and professional approach within your own workplace practices. As part of the course you will complete a dissertation where you will have the opportunity to research a topic of special interest.
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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
A range of teaching techniques are used in this degree to deliver content in useful and varied ways. This includes lecture-based presentations, practical sessions including role play and observation, individual and group project work, and individual presentations.
Work-based experience is a key feature of this course. You will be required to spend one day per week on work placement with additional two to three-week block placements during your studies.
You will normally be assessed throughout your course to test your understanding within each module. This will be done through written assignments, case studies, poster presentation, formal examinations, project reports and dissertation.
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to early childhood studies degrees include:
Jobs where a degree in early childhood studies might be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - X312
Institution Code - F66
Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.