Our multidisciplinary team of lecturers has extensive professional experience in key services for children and families. Many are published authors and active researchers, driving forward knowledge in their areas.
Our early years and childhood courses prepare you for working in the wider children’s workforce and include substantial placement experiences.
We help you maximise your academic and career potential by offering dedicated support in a friendly and collaborative environment. You also benefit from our modern, specialist facilities which help you perfect your skills and bring your knowledge to life.
Our careers staff are early years and childhood course experts, and can help you make informed decisions about how to build a bright future.
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Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to work with children from birth to seven years in a rapidly expanding area. You explore young children's development, education and care in a range of social contexts. Teaching and learning take place in a range of learning environments to reflect those that are available to young children.
Train to provide the essential services young children and their families need and work in areas such as nurseries, schools and social welfare. You learn from lecturers with extensive professional experience, many of whom are active in specialist research. You also gain valuable practical and professional skills on placements in a range of early years settings.
UCAS code X370
If you are currently working as a child-minder, early-years practitioner, manager or other early-years profession, this work-based course will help you develop your professional skills in line with national Department for Education objectives. You study part time, allowing you to apply what you learn directly to your career.
Train to become a teacher in early years with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) on a course run in partnership with regional early years settings and schools. Throughout the course you spend time in university, your home setting and on placement gaining a critical and practical perspective on all aspects of learning and teaching in the 0 - 5 age phase.
One year full-time
Study a course that builds on your existing academic skills, knowledge and experience and enables you to top up your exisiting qualifications to an honours degree. You study contemporary policy, theory and research in working with children, young people and families.
Draw on your existing experience as a teacher or practitioner working in an educational or related setting to develop a reflective and critical approach to issues arising from your professional practice. The course allows you scope to focus on a setting that is relevant to you, whether within a school or profession allied to education.
If you are working with children and young people, this course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to progress on to more senior roles. The emphasis of the course is on work-based learning allowing you to develop in your role as you learn. After finishing the first stage of your degree you are also qualified to apply for a two-year top-up course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
If you already have a foundation degree or equivalent qualification in early years, this course allows you to convert your degree to a full honours degree. Designed for experienced practitioners at all levels, this course uses work-based learning to teach you about the latest developments in early years education.
This course has now been replaced by the PGCE Early Childhood Education and Care (0-5) with Early Years Teacher Status.