Explore the issues affecting children between birth and eight years old, linking theory to practice, and understand the social, psychological and philosophical factors in young children's lives, learning and development.Real-world experience is central you'll spend at least 10 days in early years settings in year one and 20 days in your final year. You'll explore professional roles in year two.Develop key communication and interpersonal skills, such as learning how to work effectively with others, organise information and ideas, and present your ideas clearly and confidently.
Where can it take me?
This Early Childhood (with Foundation Year) (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) prepares you for managerial careers in childcare and educational settings, children's services and family support.
Careers / Further study
You will prepare for an exciting future in a range of managerial careers in childcare or educational settings, children's services and family support. You could go on to postgraduate study, including training for early years or primary teaching and Early Years Teacher Status. Or you could undertake a postgraduate degree in play therapy, speech and language therapy, social work or psychology.
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Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.
A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.
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The funding that you are eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your UWE Bristol studies.
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