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Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

Have you always been fascinated by how children learn and experience childhood? Are you passionate about their emotional wellbeing, development and rights?If so, our BA (Hons) Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies course could be for you. You’ll develop into a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, acting as an amazing advocate for young children. You’ll benefit from practical work placements, smaller classroom sizes and one on one support.**Why study this subject?**How children learn and experience childhood has never been more important in education, together with a whole host of other areas including emotional wellbeing, safeguarding and the rights of the child.Our Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies course could lead you into primary age teacher training via School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), Early Years Initial Teacher Training, or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You could also choose to progress into a leadership role in early years, social work, special needs, play therapy, special needs, charities and international development work.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**By studying with us, you'll develop the deep insight and knowledge you need to become a valued and trusted support for the children and families you work with in your future career. It’s important to us that we provide you with not only the academic theory but also the practical experience you’ll need to step into your future confidently.This course is offered as a four-year programme, which includes the addition of an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.Our lecturers are experts and have rich experiences to share that will make your learning come to life. They're all former practitioners themselves meaning they can tell you all about the realities of working with children in different settings. It also means that what you learn in the classroom will always be linked to real-life practice.Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with front-line professionals who will understand exactly what you’re going through. They can help prepare you to feel confident and resilient for whatever path you choose beyond graduation.**What will I study?**This course is designed to prepare you to become a confident and impactful member of the Early Years and Primary workforce.We'll work hard to develop your knowledge and understanding of how young children learn and develop in areas like play, school-based learning, emotional wellbeing, and importantly their place within family and society.The mental health and wellbeing of children is a core theme within this course and is where we’ll cover the difficult but important topic of supporting them through loss and grief.At BNU, your future career is always at the heart of everything we do. This programme will give you the opportunity to develop important employability and transferable skills, so you'll feel well prepared for the world of work.**What are my career prospects?**Once you’ve graduated with your degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education Studies, you’ll be well qualified to think about a number of different careers.You could consider completing teacher training via School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), Early Years Initial Teacher Training, or even a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).If teaching isn’t your thing, how about progressing into a leadership position in early years, social work, special needs, play therapy, charities and international development work. You could even consider training and assessment in the public or

Which department am I in?

School of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 18,095) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,

Buckinghamshire,

HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with a score of approximately 24 are considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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