Mode: Full Time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 1 years Full Time, Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College, UCAS Code: X321
Cost: £7725 for Full-time
Course Overview

The programme will be available on a full-time basis over one year. Students will attend one day/evening per week for the full-time route.

This qualification builds upon the Foundation Degree in Early Years (Childhood Studies) and provides vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, as well as academically relevant knowledge in order to achieve a balanced view of childhood.

Students will debate policy initiatives which impact on the health and wellbeing of children and families, as well as on their education. As a high level practitioner, students will critically appraise the theories of leadership and management and consider their own role within this context.

Students will demonstrate the ability to carry out analytical research based on the area of practice, and develop data analytical skills to reach a reasoned and evidence based conclusion.

What will I learn?

Modules will normally include:

Year 1

  • Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years
  • Research Methods
  • Leading and Management in the Early Years
  • Developing Children’s Health and Wellbeing
  • Dissertation
How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


This programme enhances what students can offer in working with early years children and provides a progression route towards early years teacher status. It also provides a progression route to possible entry into professional training in teaching, social work and care professions.

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