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Early Years Education (Two-year Accelerated Degree) BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Early Years Education (Two-year Accelerated Degree) BA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Early Years Education BA (Hons) degree is a fast-track route to a career in teaching. The degree can be completed in just two years rather than the traditional three and qualifies you for graduate entry into a PGCE or an alternative qualified teacher status (QTS) program.

We have a long history of providing early childhood training and teacher education, as one of the first universities to offer a degree in early childhood studies. You'll be guaranteed an interview if you choose to pursue a PGCE or QTS course at London Met after you've graduated from this course.

This two-year long, full honours degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional working teacher. This course is an excellent opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time.

You will gain a secure knowledge in all aspects of children and childhood. The course emphasises links between theory and practice, and develops academic skills and knowledge. You'll explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. This accelerated degree will help you to implement effective practice with children and families, and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of three A levels with grades BBC (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • GCSE English and either Maths or science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent grade)

If you do not hold a GCSE at grade C/4 or above in either Mathematics or science, you will need to gain this in order to be considered for a PGCE. Students graduating from the degree who hold a GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English and either Mathematics or science are guaranteed an interview for a PGCE or equivalent route to QTS at London Met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Children's Rights, Advocacy and Safeguarding
  • Global Challenges: Inclusion in Practice
  • Succeeding in HE: Criticality in Reading, Writing and Argument
  • The Developing Child (Birth to Three Years)
  • Working with Children and Preparing for Professional Practice
  • Action Research for Practitioners: Placement and Project
  • Curriculum: Syllabus in Practice
  • Early Years Policy, Issues and Themes
  • Education and Children's Lives: Social Worlds of Childhood
  • The Developing Child (Three to Six Years)

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £11,100 per year
  • International students: £15,770 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

This BA (Hons) Early Years Education is primarily focused on progression to the role of classroom teacher for children aged between three and seven, following subsequent completion of the PGCE Early Years with QTS. However, it also supports those wishing to enter other professional roles within the early childhood sector, including senior roles within nursery settings and advisory roles within local authorities or government departments. As a full honours degree it opens up options for postgraduate study and career development across a number of fields concerned with children and their well-being.

Our graduates pursue careers in:

  • Early years and primary teaching [after completing a one-year PGCE]
  • Social work [after completion of a two-year MA Social Work]
  • Early years settings
  • Charities and Local Community projects
  • Further and Higher Education lecturing
  • Government, private and voluntary sectors

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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