Would you like a career working with children or their families? Degree Studies at West Suffolk College is offering you the opportunity to Study BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. This fascinating and stimulating course will provide you with the knowledge you need to start or develop your career within the Early Years.
Early Childhood Studies is the study of children and childhood. The primary focus is children from birth to eight years, but it also includes covers conception through to the end of primary schooling. The degree takes a multi-disciplinary approach and offers a fascinating and stimulating course of academic study. This means it includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. A holistic philosophy permeates the programme.
The Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course covers higher education levels 4, 5, 6 and is designed for anyone who wants a career working with or for children and/or their families.
Students are offered support to find volunteer and placement opportunities whilst studying if they are not already working within the early years. West Suffolk College has strong established links with local early years providers which supports our students to find valuable career opportunities.
The Early Childhood Studies degree enables students to go in to a range of careers in the early years, as well as completing post graduate qualifications in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year's settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, post-graduate study and research.
These degrees enable students on graduating to go into a range of careers in the early years as well as completing post graduate qualifications, in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year's settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, Post-graduate study and research are all possible.
Fees and finance
Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits
International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.
112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
Applicants are also required to have GCSE English grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language
Days & times
Starting September 2019