- A Level: Must include two passes at A2 Level in Social Sciences or Humanities-related subjects
- BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
- CACHE: Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) / Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education
- International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
- Other equivalent qualifications accepted by the university.
English Language Requirements:
- Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).
Early Childhood Studies prepares you to be a thoughtful and flexible early years practitioner, working with and for children and families in a range of settings and professional roles.
You’ll come to understand that there are many different ways of understanding early childhood. We give you a range of academic and professional perspectives on childhood, then ask you to explore the deeper philosophies, beliefs and attitudes that underpin them.
You’ll learn how children develop, from conception onwards, how they experience life and how that experience forms the basis of their later development.
You’ll develop an understanding of the factors that influence childhood, and of how this knowledge is critical in supporting the learning and development of children.
We’ll teach you about how early years services are structured in this country, and how to work across the system to get the best results for children.
You’ll also benefit from field-based learning as you carry out the third-year research project which you’ll devise yourself.