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BA (Hons) Primary Early Years Education with QTS

Gain Qualified Teacher Status to teach children aged 3-11 years, with specialised training in 3-7 years, as you develop the expertise to stimulate children’s curiosity through structured and practical activities.

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    UCAS Code: X310
    Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Education and Teaching
    Location: Edge Hill University
    Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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    Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

    This degree specialises in training you to teach across the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum in early years settings and primary schools (ages 3-7), giving you a deep understanding of how young children develop and learn. You will discover how to enthuse and inspire young children with creative teaching and structured practical activities, while developing your own expertise and spending significant time in school training alongside experienced early years teachers and practitioners. The recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status on graduation will enable you to teach in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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    In Depth

    What will I study?

    You will follow a number of strands throughout your programme:

    • Studentship and Professional Identity – you will learn how to study effectively and take charge of your own development. You will develop the effective professional skills for planning, teaching and assessment that you need to be an outstanding classroom teacher and the wider professional role that you will undertake in schools and settings. You will also undertake studentship activities that are designed to enhance your academic skills;
    • The Curriculum – you will study all of the areas of Learning and Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage and all of the National Curriculum subjects for Key Stage 1, including the use of ICT across the curriculum, as well as the subject of computing. Your excellent subject knowledge will enable you to provide stimulating and imaginative learning experiences for children;
    • Specialism – you will learn about a range of issues linked to children’s learning and development and have the opportunity to study specific areas in detail and undertake small-scale research projects, in order to gain great expertise in early years education. This includes a study of early years pioneers and international approaches to early years;
    • Professional Practice – you will spend a significant amount of time undertaking professional practice placements in a variety of early years and Key Stage 1 settings during your three years. These will allow you to experience delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum.

    How will I study?

    Your programme will comprise significant time in schools and settings being trained by expert teachers and early years practitioners while being fully supported by the University.

    During your professional practice you will progress from teaching small groups with a partner to teaching a full class on your own in Key Stage 1, alongside planning for continuous provision and adult-led tasks in the Early Years Foundation Stage you become more confident in the classroom. You will also benefit from a variety of teaching contexts and the role of leadership and management.

    University experience will include lectures, tutorials, seminar groups and independent study supported by online and distance learning materials. In workshops you will engage in, and reflect on, classroom-type activities. In schools and settings you will observe outstanding teachers modelling and reflecting upon a range of approaches to teaching and learning, talk to children and teachers and try out different teaching methods.

    You will also have the opportunity to extend your experiences through conference days, workshops and additional specialist teaching opportunities.

    How will I be assessed?

    Your learning will be assessed in a variety of ways, including your classroom practice, portfolios of school-based work, written assignments, oral presentations and your teaching in schools and settings. You will be given clear assessment criteria and constructive feedback to enable you to improve further. Assessment on professional practice may use the full school year rather than the university academic year.

    There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

    Who will be teaching me?

    Your school mentor and university tutors will ensure that you learn from experts within the school and university settings. You will be taught by a range of highly qualified and experienced tutors including expert teachers and early years practitioners. Your tutors care passionately about high quality early years education and will help you to develop your own teaching style.

    A Great Study Environment

    The Faculty of Education has been at the forefront of teacher education for more than 125 years and today enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the children’s workforce.

    Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

    The faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.


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    Year 1

    EYE1005Exploring Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits)

    Exploring Studentship and Professional Identity prepares you for the rewards and challenges, both personal and professional, of teaching in a 21st century classroom. The module will introduce you to the themes of studentship, learning environments and professional identity. It will help you to develop your personal resilience and promote independence within a community of learners, enabling you to connect with your own experiences as an academic learner and student teacher. The module will also develop your initial understanding of the place of research, social justice and contemporary issues. The aim is to instil a desire for lifelong learning and nurture an anti-bias approach to your teaching.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE1006Researching Values in Education (20 credits)

    Researching Values in Education comprehensively prepares you for practice in today’s educational settings and thereby ensures you are ready for your first experience in the classroom. You will receive a solid grounding in key aspects of current educational theory, policy and practice, developing a broad knowledge of the world of education. The module will first draw into focus the presence and identification of different values in education before exploring and theorising the motives for their presence and the means through which they are embedded and realised. The focus will be predominantly on the present day, enabling you to develop a deep understanding of the contemporary education landscape.

    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    EYE1007Early Years Specialism: The Playful Curriculum (20 credits)

    Early Years Specialism: The Playful Curriculum sets the scene for you to gain an understanding of the theories of play that underpin early learning and development in the current curriculum. You gain an insight into the role of play and playfulness in children’s learning and development within the context of an early years environment. You will discover how to adopt an integrated approach to play and learning, explore theoretical models of play, and consider the definitions of play and learning in an early years context.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE1008Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher (20 credits)

    Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher equips you with an understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning in an early years environment. The module introduces you to the concept of holistic development and the underpinning theories of learning as applied to early years education. The aim is to enable you to influence and deliver outstanding practice within the early years sector and have a fundamentally positive impact on outcomes for young children. The module also focuses on child development and explores how the early years of a child’s life are crucial to his or her development education.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE1009Early Years Curriculum: Teaching and Learning (20 credits)

    Early Years Curriculum: Teaching and Learning forms the foundation for your understanding of the early years curriculum and its key structural aspects, including ‘Prime’ and ‘Specific’ elements of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Examining the theoretical perspectives that underpin the structure and overarching principles of the early years curriculum, the module places a strong focus on strategies for effective teaching. These include continuous provision, planning from children’s interests, early learning goals, and adult-initiated learning experiences. You will also consider the characteristics of effective learning and explore the links between classroom and home learning environments.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE1010Understanding Reflective Practice (20 credits)

    Understanding Reflective Practice provides a bridge between the academic study of early years education and the development of the professional competencies associated with the Teachers’ Standards and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This module includes enquiry-led experiential learning days where you can explore how settings operate, how this influences provision and identify factors that might impact on learning. You will discover and observe the range of practice that takes place in early years settings, identify the most effective techniques and reflect on how you can develop your own practice. This will prepare you for an initial professional practice placement which will be focused on the observation, planning and assessment cycle in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

    Year 2

    EYE2005Building Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits)

    Building Studentship and Professional Identity builds on the themes of studentship, educational research, learning environments and professional identity, progressing your understanding of these four areas while continuing to develop your role as an academic learner, researcher and student teacher. Preparing you for the academic challenge and professional practice demands of your degree, the module will explore the significance, implications and impact of educational research in relation to your own practice. It will also introduce you to the research process, including methodological, theoretical and ethical issues involved in the practical application of research and the construction of a research proposal.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE2006Extending Understanding of Educational Values (20 credits)

    Extending Understanding of Educational Values enhances your critical engagement with the underlying concepts and principles relating to values in educational theory, policy and practice. Through a central focus on the past, you will be able to track the genealogy and evolution of values and how they change over time, experience and perspective. This critical knowledge will lead to a more sophisticated and mobile engagement with values as they pertain to theory, policy and practice. The module will ultimately equip you with the knowledge and understanding required to continue the development of your professional and practitioner identities and toolkits to ever increasing levels of sophistication and complexity.

    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    EYE2007The Creative Curriculum in Practice (20 credits)

    The Creative Curriculum in Practice introduces you to creative approaches to subject domains in the current national curriculum. Recognising that effective teaching encompasses subject knowledge, curriculum knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, the module reflects the need to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and therefore focuses on both core and foundation subjects. You will have the opportunity to consider differing approaches to curriculum design and delivery and critically evaluate the structure and purpose of each element.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE2008Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher (20 credits)

    Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher focuses on the next stage of the current curriculum beyond the Early Years Foundation Stage and examines the different pedagogical approaches that can be undertaken in a Key Stage 1 classroom. There are a variety of roles within the Key Stage 1 classroom and you will explore the policy direction that has influenced the creation of these positions. The module reinforces the importance of building professional relationships between adults in the classroom, exploring the specific needs and responsibilities of all those involved in ensuring the delivery of effective inclusive practice which is responsive to children’s individual needs.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE2009Early Years Specialism: International Perspectives on Early Years Education (20 credits)

    Early Years Specialism: International Perspectives on Early Years Education examines the historical and international influences on early years teaching and learning. Developing the key skills of an early years specialist, you will gain an understanding of different models of teaching and learning as you gain insight into the varied influences on research, policy and practice in the early years around the world. The module will also enhance your knowledge of the principles relating to the rights of a child and how their knowledge and attitudes impact on their interpretation of theory, policy and practice.

    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    EYE2010Developing as Reflective Practitioners (20 credits)

    Developing as Reflective Practitioners enhances your professional development and continues to prepare you to undertake early years professional practice in a Key Stage 1 classroom. You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the ways in which teachers plan, teach, assess and manage an early years classroom, gaining a first-hand insight into the importance of assessment and evaluation practices. Your growing knowledge of effective practice in assessment will ensure you are increasingly able to reflect upon the needs of all children within a class and translate this into inclusive teaching and learning. A key focus of the module will be on your professional practice (developmental) reflections and their links to enquiry-based learning. You will continue to explore pedagogical approaches to Key Stage 1 and examine how these may vary between schools. You will also engage in further opportunities to set personal targets and pursue aspects of your own learning, with target setting being monitored and supported by your personal tutor and mentor.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

    Year 3

    EYE3005Employing Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits)

    Employing Studentship and Professional Identity enhances your understanding of all aspects of research methodology, providing you with the opportunity to develop critical and analytical skills in reviewing both literature and research methodology in education. You will conduct a piece of self-initiated research on a topic of your choice, demonstrating the ability to conceptualise, problematise, plan, organise and make ethical judgements in the creation of a research study set within a time frame. The module draws on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical and ethical perspectives and academic subjects to illuminate your understanding of education and the contexts within which it takes place. The module also aims to provide a solid foundation for your potential progression to postgraduate study in the future.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE3006Advocating Educational Values (20 credits)

    Advocating Educational Values focuses on hypothetical futures for educational theory, policy and practice. The module equips you with the knowledge, understanding, critical skills and self-awareness to develop convincing and complex critiques of where education appears to be heading and contract this with where you think it ought to be heading. You will develop high levels of criticality and gain a systematic understanding of values in education, transitioning into a practitioner who has sophisticated and robust opinions about how education ought to be practised and governed, opinions that are derived from engagement with the latest ideas pertaining to theory, policy and practice. This focus on the future will ensure that you graduate equipped to become an agent of change in your future career, equipped with the knowledge and intellectual and communicative skills needed to create movements for positive change.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE3007Contemporary Debates in Early Childhood Education (20 credits)

    Contemporary Debates in Early Childhood Education supports you in advancing your progress towards becoming an early years practitioner with the skills required to research, reflect on, analyse and identify quality provision for young children. You will engage in discussions about contemporary issues in early years education, from the ‘school readiness’ agenda to the ‘datafication’ of early years. The ultimate aim is for you to use your new new professional knowledge to identify how to become an advocate for play and young children’s learning.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE3008Developing Specialism in Early Years Education (20 credits)

    Developing Specialism in Early Years Education enables you to choose your own focus and personalise your degree, focusing on a relevant area of early years education of particular interest. Your options might involve (but are not limited to) topics such as arts and creativity, physical development and health, mental health, working with 0-3 year olds, beach schools and subject leadership. The module promotes and advances independent thinking, enabling you to engineer your own learning trajectory and develop specialist expertise in your chosen area, enhancing your employability in that field.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    EYE3009Pedagogy of the Early Years Leader (20 credits)

    Pedagogy of the Early Years Leader consolidates your knowledge of the early years curriculum and pedagogy and develops your understanding of leadership in early years education. Focusing on curriculum design and implementation, you will explore models of leadership and apply them to different aspects of the teaching role, such as leading and managing progression, managing behaviour for learning, leading subjects, leading phases, leading other adults (for example, support staff and parents/carers) and driving change. Key leadership strategies will be presented in both the context of early years settings and as an opportunity to make a difference to local communities and partnerships with parents.

    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    EYE3010Mastering Reflective Practice (20 credits)

    Mastering Reflective Practice prepares you for teaching as you return to an Early Years Foundation Stage setting for your final professional practice. You will have opportunities to fully assume the role of a teacher, taking responsibility for the planning, teaching, assessment and monitoring the progress of a whole class, while enhancing your profile in school,  developing resilience and managing your workload effectively. The module will also enhance your professional development by providing further opportunities for you to set personal targets and pursue aspects of your own learning.

    Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.


    Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


    Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

    Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

    Entry Criteria

    Entry Requirements

    Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Science at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

    You are expected to have a commitment to early years education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher.

    An interview forms part of the selection process.

    Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

    If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

    Example Offers

    Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

    • A Level: BBC-BBB;
    • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points;
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

    Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

    As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

    For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

    EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

    If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

    Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

    If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

    Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    This degree is accredited by the Department for Education. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

    You will qualify as a teacher who is able to bring early years practice and underpinning knowledge of child development to your first teaching post, whether this be in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

    Before the end of your degree, you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your induction year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).


    Tuition Fees

    If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum (subject to final Government approval).

    Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £12,500 per annum. Exemptions apply for EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

    The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

    Financial Support

    Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

    For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2021/22 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2021.

    EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

    Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.


    Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

    These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

    An additional scholarship, which you may qualify to receive, rewards outstanding A Level and BTEC grades.

    To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.


    How to Apply

    Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

    Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

    Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

    Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

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    If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

    Request a Prospectus

    If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

    Get in Touch

    If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

    Course Changes

    Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

    27th October 2020 - Change of Modules

    EYE1005 Exploring Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits), EYE1006 Researching Values in Education (20 credits), EYE1007 Early Years Specialism: The Playful Curriculum (20 credits), EYE1008 Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher (20 credits), EYE1009 Early Years Curriculum: Teaching and Learning (20 credits) and EYE1010 Understanding Reflective Practice (20 credits) replace EYE1000 Early Years Professional Practice Phase 1A (20 credits), EYE1001 Early Years Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits), EYE1002 Early Years Developing Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits) and EYE1003 Early Years Specialism (40 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1.

    EYE2005 Building Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits), EYE2006 Extending Understanding of Educational Values (20 credits), EYE2007 The Creative Curriculum in Practice (20 credits), EYE2008 Pedagogy of the Early Years Teacher (20 credits), EYE2009 Early Years Specialism: International Perspectives on Early Years Education (20 credits) and EYE2010 Developing as Reflective Practitioners (20 credits) replace EYE2000 Early Years Professional Practice Phase 1B (20 credits), EYE2001 Early Years Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits), EYE2002 Early Years Developing Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits), EYE2003 Early Years Foundation Subjects (20 credits) and EYE2004 Early Years Specialism (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2.

    EYE3005 Emploing Studentship and Professional Identity (20 credits), EYE3006 Advocating Educational Values (20 credits), EYE3007 Contemporary Debates in Early Childhood Education (20 credits), EYE3008 Developing Specialism in Early Years Education (20 credits), EYE3009 Pedagogy of the Early Years Leader (20 credits) and EYE3010 Mastering Reflective Practice (20 credits) replace EYE3000 Early Years Professional Practice Phase 2 (40 credits), EYE3001 Early Years Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits), EYE3002 Early Years Developing Curriculum Teaching and Learning (40 credits) and EYE3003 Early Years Specialism (40 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 3.

    27th October 2020 - Change of Programme Title

    The title of this programme has changed from BA (Hons) Early Years Education with QTS to BA (Hons) Primary Early Years Education with QTS.

    12th February 2020 - Change to Entry Requirements

    112-120 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2021 entry.

    18th July 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

    Professional Skills Tests have been removed from the entry criteria for September 2020 entry onwards. Details of the replacement for the tests are still to be announced, however they will be benchmarked against a defined set of English and Mathematics skills that students will be expected to have by the end of the course (rather than at the point of entry).

    The Professional Skills Tests remain part of the entry requirements for September 2019 entry in line with Government policy.

    6th March 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

    The number of UCAS Tariff points required remains the same, however the stipulation that this should include A Level grades at BB or equivalent has been removed.

    Covid-19 - Primary Early Years Education with QTS Essential Information

    Primary Early Years Education with QTS Course Statement

    Delivery for each module will consist of six hours of on-site teaching (delivered accumulatively, where appropriate) supported by a minimum of four hours of online learning comprising synchronous (seminar, tutorial) and asynchronous (lecture, discussion board) learning activities and academic support.

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