Course code: CHAB305P
Subject area: Early Years & Early Childhood Studies FDA and BA (Hons)
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:30am - 5:00pm
Days of week:
12th Sep 2023 - 30th Jun 2025
Course location:Abingdon Campus
01235 555 585
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS - code X314.
Over a two-year period a substantial amount of learning will take place in the workplace through the planned and supported tasks and projects set, and applicants will take a series of modules during regular classes at college.
As part of this course, you will study the following modules:
Studying Policy and Practice
Reflective Early Years Pedagogy
Introduction to Child Development
Inclusion and Well-being
Working with Families and Caregivers
Early Years Leadership
Early Years Environments
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Studies
Researching with Young Children
Employers have been directly involved in the design of the course, which will build upon the practical work you are already undertaking in the workplace to provide clear links between practice and theory.
- Evidence of Level 2 literacy and numeracy, for example Functional Skills at Level 2 or GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 or above on entry. Where a student does not already hold a level 2 in English and/or Maths qualification, they must present evidence of this before the end of Level 5 to remain on the course to achieve the ‘full and relevant’ status.
- An acceptable qualification, such as a minimum of one A Level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, for example the CACHE Diploma or BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning, and Development. Or an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years or another appropriate subject.
However, we also welcome applications from experienced and mature practitioners who do not have the above qualifications.
English Language Requirements (For students whose first language is not English): IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). If you need a student visa to enter the UK, you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements: www.brookes.ac.uk/students/isat/visas
International Tuition fee £9,900 per year for new students, £9,650 per year for continuers.
Extra Costs: an additional fee of £100 is charged at enrolment to cover the cost of planned extra-curricular activities. Whilst all core text books are available in the College and University libraries and online, students may wish to purchase their own copies. Prices of core textbooks range from £15.00 - £55.00.
You can find information on our fees and on Student Finance at www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/support/fees-bursaries. Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the University and all college partners.
Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £0.00
All staff delivering on the course have a minimum qualification level at grade 6 and substantial experience of working within a variety of early years settings.
Each module is completed with an assessed piece of work designed to enable exploration of themes that have been studied. Some assignments relate to your practice in your own setting and range from within-setting observations of children and in-class presentations to your cohort, to written essays, reports, reflective writing, and small-scale research studies.