Early Childhood Education

Bedfordshire University
Miestas, šalis
Bedford, England
Studijų trukmė
3 m.
Programos sritys
Education, Pedagogy
Studijų kaina
9250.00 GBP
Programos pradžia
Stojimo pabaiga
Apie programą
Stojimo reikalavimai
Karjeros galimybės

This course allows you to understand all of the intricacies surrounding the lives of children from birth to eight years. It is perfect as the next step for people with nursery/young child care and education diplomas. It is also an ideal course for students who would like to follow the program with the one-year PGCE course in order to become a teacher.

Learning in the course will consist of various inter-disciplinary approaches. You will explore theories and perspectives on children and child education and analyse them using written, visual and oral media. You will put these philosophies into a greater context and consider how the child develops skills and understanding as a member of society. Focused topics will include matters of inclusion, disability, creativity in early years, development and learning processes, and the role of the adult in a child's education.
The course will also enable you to practice your learning through hands-on work experience. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to do a work placement in which you will collect data for analysis in a relevant research project. In this instance, you will learn from first-hand experience and work with people who understand early years education inside out. Likewise, you will be supported throughout the whole of the course by tutors who have a special expertise in this area.
During the course you will:
  • Cover a broad curriculum in the field of early years education
  • Focus on early years education within the broader context of education
  • Learn from staff who have extensive experience in teacher training and education
  • Put your learning to use in a practical work placement
  • Earn qualifications that will make you a desirable candidate to help fulfil Bedford's strong demand for graduates with knowledge of education systems and practices
Areas of study you may cover on this course include:
  • Child development
  • Teaching and learning
  • The nature of the curriculum
  • Sociological perspectives on children
  • Creativity
  • Management in early years
  • Inclusion
  • Understanding the workplace
Reikalaujamas išsilavinimas

Stojant į šį universitetą dėmesys yra kreipiamas į pažymius ir Brandos atestato vidurkį, kuris turi būti ne žemesnis kaip 5 + laikytų brandos egzaminų vidurkis ne mažesis kaip 50%.

  • Pažymių išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs mokyklos, būtina prisegti pažymių išrašą. Smulkesnę informaciją kaip pildyti išrašą ir kada jis reikalingas, rasi čia.*

  • Brandos atestatas – jei jau esi baigęs mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie Kastu stojimo anketos prisegti savo Brandos atestatą.

Anglų kalbos reikalavimai

Svarbu, jog anglų kalbos testo rezultatai universitetą pasiektų iki Liepos 31d.

Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:

  • Anglų kalbos vidurkis 8 B2 lygiu.

  • IELTS - 6.0

  • TOEFL – 80

Career/Further study opportunities

All students will be introduced to the Centre for Personal and Careers Development [CPCD] at Induction where My Future (CMS online) and other self assessment tools will be signposted. Students will be made aware of the service available and how to access it at appropriate points.
Students will be made aware that self assessment tools are available on the Careers tab of BREO.
Further support and resources are available from the CPCD. Resources and support available at all levels include:
  • One-to-one career coaching on job search, applications, interviews, postgraduate study and career planning / exploration both face-to-face and through E-guidance
  • Workshops for specific groups such as Alternatives to Education, International Students, recent Graduates etc
  • BREO Careers tab which gives access to a wide range of information sources on such topics as: Finding Work, Careers Events, Subject discipline related information on employment, vacancy sources, our Jobshop for part time casual, placements and full-time graduate vacancies and University Of Bedfordshire Volunteering opportunities which enables current student to engage in a wide variety of community and employer based unpaid work experience
  • Teaching Fair, Make a difference and Going Professional events
  • Volunteering opportunities available in all areas including education

Preparation for your career is also built into the level 2 study skills unit. On completing this course students are likely to progress into the following areas:

  • Early years and Primary teacher training (via PGCE / GTP offered in Bedford and elsewhere)
  • Early years education related work in Local Authorities
  • General administrative and managerial positions in a wide range of companies
  • Working with NGOs
Further study
As well as continuing study on teacher training courses, which in Bedford include masters level units, you may also study via MA courses in Education or a related social science.