You’ll gain a thorough understanding of early childhood, exploring how children develop, learn and think from birth to eight years.
Our focus is on the importance of identifying and meeting children’s needs, so you’ll also consider all the challenges and opportunities faced by early years professionals working in a variety of children’s services.
The Early Childhood Studies Joint Honours course from University of Derby offers fascinating insights into childhood from a broad range of perspectives. We encourage you to draw on your own experiences in early years to enhance your knowledge.
By taking Early Childhood Studies as a Joint Honours subject, you’ll broaden your career potential and can seek out opportunities across the independent, private, public or voluntary sectors. Our graduates have a particularly strong track record for securing roles working with children and families.
Demand for well qualified and dedicated early childhood professionals is burgeoning across health, education and social care settings. With your specialist knowledge of childhood, you will be ideally positioned to achieve your ambitions in a rapidly growing employment field.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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