Early Childhood Studies - BA Hons Degree - Topup
Course Code: SM1HE106
UCAS Code: L590
The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies provides the opportunity to critically engage with the underpinning theoretical principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage to support effective and current practice in the workplace. You will consider the importance of reflection and how this can make positive changes not only to the professional development of the individual child but also the wider community. You will be provided with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of communication theory to sustain change management within the sector further promoting collaboration between agencies. The mandatory requirement of employment or placement ensures that you have vocationally relevant skills that ensure currency of practice.
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies at Blackpool and The Fylde College and have achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this topup course.
You will also be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) in the early years sector from the start of the course and thereafter for a minimum of 195 hours per year (average 6 hours per week over 32 weeks). You will be required to supply a letter of support from your employer at enrolment.
Only students who have studied the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Blackpool and The Fylde College and achieved a minimum of a pass will be considered for this top-up course.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Whilst lectures, seminars and practical workshops feature strongly in the teaching and learning strategy, we will be making considerable use of alternative methods of delivery and study, particularly online options such as tutor and self-assessment revision tests and formative exercises, power-point and other software-based lecture material, learning portals and hyper-linked resource-materials.
It is the paid or voluntary work experience that sets our degrees apart from other colleges and universities; this real life professional practice is embedded within the learning experience and is constantly referenced in assignments and lecturer-led activities. Other work-referenced learning activities sit alongside traditional lectures and include; live and online projects, presentations, workshops and facilitated student discussion.
This course is a one year course which consist of 12 hours class contact time over 32 weeks. There is also a requirement to undertake work placement paid of voluntary for a minimum of one day per week. The remaining hours are provided for independent study to complete course work and assessments.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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