Mode: Full Time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 2 years Full Time, Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College UCAS Code: X230
Cost: £7,725 Full Time
Course Overview

This programme is aimed at those looking to build on the skills and knowledge of young children’s care that students are most likely to have developed on previous programmes of study. Students will develop a high level of practice in the planning, implementation and evaluation of activities to support children’s learning and development within the Early Years. Students will explore and critically debate key policy initiatives which impact directly on practice, while refining and developing observation and research skills.

Students will develop as critically reflective practitioners and become confident in managing their own personal and professional development. The programme will allow students to see their own job role and organisation within the wider early years care and education context.

What will I learn?

Modules will normally include:

• Study Skills and Personal Development Planning
• The Developing Child
• Learning in the Digital Age
• Facilitating Children’s Learning
• Inclusive Practice
• Social Policy for Early Years

• Developing Reflective Practice
• Safeguarding Children
• Managing Sessions with Children
• Research Perspectives
• Independent Study



How will the course be assessed?

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, seminar papers, and seminar presentations. The grades from formal assessments count towards students module mark.


Materials and other information

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


The articulated progression route is the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) validated by the University of Bolton and delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College.

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