Early Childhood Studies (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

For more information about Early Childhood Studies at University of Derby, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 6 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Early Childhood Studies at University of Derby

The University of Derby Leads the Way

From September 2018, The University of Derby will be one of only four Universities in the country to offer graduate level practitioner competencies for students studying BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies from Stage 1 of the degree.

The Competencies have been developed by members of the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network (ECSDN) in consultation with students and employers, with an aim of 'strengthening a graduate-led Early Childhood workforce that is responsive to workforce needs and improves outcomes for children' (ECSDN, 2018).

Students that achieve the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner competencies will meet the nine competencies through assessed observations of practice, practice-based tasks and academic assessment.

The Early Childhood Graduate Competencies are:

  • Advocating for young children's rights and participation
  • Promote holistic child development
  • Work directly with young children, families and colleagues to promote health, well-being, safety and nurturing care
  • Observe, listen and plan for young children to support their well-being, early learning, progression and transitions
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Inclusive practice
  • Partnership with parents and caregivers
  • Collaborating with others
  • Professional development

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study3 - 6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

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