London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This is a top-up version of our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

Convert your Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full bachelors degree in one year with this top-up degree programme. The focus of the course is the study of the play, development and learning of children from birth to six years old. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge.

**More about this course**

As well as offering flexible study options, our Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) degree includes assessed practice, which means tutors visit and appraise you in professional settings. This appraisal combined with our entry requirements are important steps towards gaining a license to practice.

The course draws focus on the study of children's play, development and learning from birth to six years old in a sociocultural context, as well as the implications this has for practice in early childhood settings. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice, and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge.

This degree will equip you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations 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 to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families and communities. We do this by valuing your individual experience and existing knowledge, embracing different opinions, ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work, engaging in continuous critical reflection and working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Perspectives on Children's Development

Safeguarding Young Children's Health and Well-being

Understanding Play

Academic Skills and Professional Placement

Adults and Children as Learners: An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum in the Early Years

Challenging Inequalities

Children's Rights in Today's World

Communicating in Multi-lingual Contexts

Enquiry-based Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Matters Promoting Early Learning

Through the EYFS and Key Stage 1

Creative Thinking and Representation from Birth to Six

Professional Studies and Practitioner Placement: Part 2

Debating Children and Childhood

Early Childhood Studies

Project

Leading Practice with Children, Families and Professionals

Reading Research and Research Methods in Early Childhood

The Project (Early Childhood Studies)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees