Course Code: SM1HE130 UCAS Code: L521 Early Childhood Studies - Certificate of Higher Education Duration1 Year Day/s of weekMonday Time09:15 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThe Certificate in Higher Education is aimed at those individuals that are already working in early years settings on either a paid or voluntary basis. The Certificate in Higher Education in Early Childhood Studies will develop your knowledge of the theoretical principles and contemporary issues that underpin early years practice. It provides you with the opportunity to develop confidence and an understanding of the wider social, political and economic issues related to the care and development of young children. It will also develop the skills and attributes needed to further your career prospects and development in such roles as early years practitioner, room leader, SENCO, early years community connector or family hub support worker. The programme of study has a mandatory requirement of employment or placement to ensure that you have the opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in the classroom environment to practice. Blackpool and the Fylde College remains committed to providing a highly responsive curriculum that is employment and future-focused and will enable you to develop the essential knowledge and skills that will prepare you for future success in work and life. Entry RequirementsA minimum of 48 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline: PPP from Extended Diploma or MP from Diploma in Early Years Pass from Early Years Educator Level 3 English Language grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2. If not achieved you must work towards and achieve this in your first year of study Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component Additional Requirements: All applicants must provide a letter of support from their employer confirming proposed work experience 12 months hands on experience in the workplace with children (does not include administration) You must hold a current DBS A professional discussion may be required prior to offer if you do not meet the exact entry criteria There is a mandatory requirement of a minimum of 6 hours a week of paid or voluntary work in a childcare care setting up until the end of the foundation stage curriculum. Proof of this will be required before commencing the programme. Qualification ObtainedCertHE Early Childhood Studies Industry Placement and Field TripsThis covered in the mandatory voluntary or employed hours in the sector as indicated in the Entry Requirements Learning and Teaching MethodsWhilst 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. You may expect therefore to participate in a wide variety of learning activities including live presentations and discussion alongside more traditional modes of delivery. Additional support is available to all students in the form of specific one-to-one support sessions built in periodically to each module. Our partners for success team can offer academic support and careers guidance Expert Tutors You will be taught by a range of expert tutors who have a wealth of experience and a wide range of qualifications that relate to the early years sector. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study SM4MD179 20 No The History of Early Education from Pioneers to Contemporary Practice SM4MD180 20 No Applying and Reflecting on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stages Eyfs SM4MD181 20 No Safeguarding in the Early Years SM4MD182 20 No Challenging Inequalities in Childrens Lives SM4MD183 20 No Sustainability Education and Action for Change SM4MD184 20 No Assessment MethodsAssessment for the Certificate of Higher Education will include a variety of formal and informal, formative and summative techniques. Assessment methods which you can expect to engage with include reports, essays, case study responses and presentations that aligns directly with your workplace to further strengthen the links between theory and practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 52% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 48% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededThere are no additional costs associated with the programme although a laptop is recommended to support your studies. You may be required to pay for a DBS where you secure a voluntary or paid employment. All core texts are available in the LRC along with IT support. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 258 0 0 Independent 937 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1195 0 0 Programme Specification Programme Spec ECS.pdf Adobe PDF, 317.07 KB Career Options and ProgressionOn completion of the Certificate in Higher Education in Early Childhood Studies you may wish to progress to the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. You may also be able to progress to a wide range of careers including early years practitioner, room leader, SENCO, early years community connector or family hub support worker.