London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

A unique feature of the degree is that it is designed for both experienced practitioners and new entrants to the early childhood field with flexible study opportunities. The focus of the course is the study of the play, development and learning of children from birth to six years old in a socio'cultural context and the implications of this for practice in early childhood settings. Therefore, the course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional as well as academic skills and knowledge. The course equips you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and well'being. The ECS course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and enthusing students to make transformational changes to their own lives and to the lives of children, families and communities. We aim to do this through: Valuing our students individual experience and existing knowledge Embracing different opinions and experiences Ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work Engaging in continuous critical reflection and analysis Working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm Early Childhood Studies at London Met is founded on close collaborative links with employers, which continue through regular consultation regarding the needs of the workforce; resulting in bespoke course development and continuing professional development training. Many students benefit from employer/employee funding of tuition fees. The course team are closely linked in to all the major early childhood national organisations and have links with academic colleagues and students internationally through their teaching and research activities.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • Course specific
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • CRB check required
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)