London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Early Years Education BA (Hons) degree is a fast-track route to a career in teaching. The degree can be completed in just two years rather than the traditional three and qualifies you for graduate entry into a PGCE or an alternative qualified teacher status (QTS) programme.

You'll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to pursue a PGCE or QTS course at London Met following the degree. London Met has a long history of providing early childhood training and teacher education, as one of the first universities to offer a degree in early childhood studies. London Met recognises that this course is often taken in order to become a teacher in a school, this two-year, accelerated degree programme was developed to support career progression towards that goal.

**More about this course**

This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time.

You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You'll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field, who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you. You'll learn how to make transformational changes to the lives of children, families and communities.

Our graduates pursue careers in:

- Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]

- Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]

- Early years settings

- Charities and Local Community projects

- Further and Higher Education lecturing

- Government, private and voluntary sectors

The formal title of the course is Early Years Education BA (Hons). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Criticality in reading, writing and argument

Children's rights and advocacy

Early years curriculum, learning and development

Global perspectives on inclusive practice; Professional practice experience

Year 2 modules include:

Children from birth to three

Early years policy, contemporary issues and themes

The social worlds of children

Action research and placement enquiry

Students are expected to attend university two full days per week. Attendance at a placement/related work experience is also required.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £22,200 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £22,200 European Fees