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Childhood in the Early Years (Level 6 Top Up)
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Prepare for a fun and fulfilling career working with children up to age 7 by studying sociology, psychology and human development.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus

Your Course

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You will study for one day per week, giving you the opportunity to gain paid work or continue in your current job role.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements:

Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Early Years or Early Childhood.

GCSEs: GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subjects of Early Years or Early Childhood.

GCSEs: GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

  • Rafina Din

Careers

Rafina Din
Year 4 Teacher, Miriam Lord Primary School

BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years (Top-Up)

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“My degree taught me more than just how to teach fractions. It also taught me how to understand and deal with the challenges that can affect children outside the classroom. This rounded approach has really benefited my career and has made me a much more confident and reflective teacher.

MODULES & LEARNING

This module will address your academic needs, allow you to study concepts of leadership and management, and develop your knowledge of how to promote wellbeing and safeguard children in your care.

Examine the complex nature of young child development including cognition, motor-control and co-ordination, communication, language, emotional literacy and wellbeing.

Develop an understanding of the role religious and cultural backgrounds have on the lives of young children in our culturally diverse society.

Explore the relationship between children and family, society and social policy. You will look at the role of the state and how welfare policy impacts individual experiences.

Research an area that has been of personal interest to you and expand your knowledge in your chosen field.

You will study for one day per week, giving you the opportunity to gain paid work or continue in your current job role. We can also help you find placement work and gain access to a range of excellent employers who are keen to work with our students.

You will have full access to all our University facilities, including a 24/7 library with computing facilities and a range of books and journals relevant to this course.

  • Sharon Collies
    Sharon Colilles Sharon Colilles
    Senior Lecturer

    I'm passionate about the importance of early years education in our society. By understanding how to nurture and encourage children, we can give them the confidence to be successful and happy adults.

    Sharon specialises in personal, social and emotional development for children aged 0-5 years. She conducted her master's research on the development of young children's cultural identity through stories and storytelling in the early years and has explored whether nursery age children recognise race, ethnicity and cultural difference. Before joining Leeds Beckett, Sharon owned a private day nursery where she was lead professional for EYFS and also had long career working for the Department of Work & Pensions.
  • BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years - Sharon Colilles,Senior Lecturer

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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