• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This flexible qualification means you’ll remain in employment or volunteering whilst undertaking the course, having already completed a suitable Foundation Degree or Higher Education Diploma in Early Childhood. The Professional Studies in Early Childhood (Hons) programme at Bishop Grosseteste University is the natural progression for those who have previously studied our Foundation Degree in Professional Studies (Early Childhood). 

The course provides you with a unique learning opportunity, studying alongside others working or volunteering in a variety of services such as education, and health and social care for children aged between 0 and 8 years.

Career opportunities

Graduate opportunities have enabled our students to attain managerial positions within their sector, to lead practice with their setting. Many go on to further study to become teachers through our PGCE routes or gain a professional status.

Others take on professional roles in areas such as special educational needs, mentoring, subject support, school, family and welfare liaison roles in the wider educational community and with local authorities working with the full range of age groups and sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

About The Course:

The course aims to provide you with an insight into effective management and leadership within the children’s workforce. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the complex factors that prevent children from reaching their potential and work on your application of problem-solving skills in addressing these.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants will typically have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study.
  • Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or a paid role in a relevant setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week accumulating to 360 hours per year of study.
  • Written support from the head teacher/workplace manager in which the applicant works or volunteers
  • Applicants with alternative qualifications can contact our Admissions team for advice as BGU is committed to widening access and participation and adheres to a strict policy of non-discrimination.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Tuition fee loans: Each academic year, eligible full-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, available from the Student Loans Company, equivalent to the tuition fee for the course they are studying. 
  • Grants: Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a financial grant to help you pay for your time at university. Parents’ Learning Allowance,Child Tax Credit from HM Revenue and Customs, Childcare Grant,Adult Dependants’ Grant.
  • BGU Bursary: The BGU Bursary is an additional source of funding available to full-time students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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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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