Course code: CHAQ307P
Subject area: Early Years
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:00am - 5:00pm
12th Sept 2023 - 2nd Jul 2024
01235 555 585
The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Graduate Practitioner) Top Up at Oxford Brookes University is designed as a follow on from a Foundation Degree, brings together several academic disciplines. The course is structured to provide an inter-agency focus, based on the outcomes of integrated methods and insights of the various disciplines that contribute to our understanding of childhood, and it will support practitioners who are working in a variety of early years’ settings with families, playgroups and in schools and nurseries, as well as childminders.
The degree is designed to be responsive to the employment needs of the sector and the region. The dissertation, as well as other modules at level 6, encourages students to further develop established techniques of analysis and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources, using techniques previously explored in their studies. The course presents the opportunity to gain an early-years qualification that is ‘Full and Relevant’, which will enable you to be counted in ratios in early-years settings.
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS – code X315.
The course runs for one day per week from 9am to 5.30pm. The Faculty places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities required for lifelong learning as well as academic achievement. Students are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops, and supported through independent study sessions. In addition, meetings with academic tutors are scheduled at least 3 times during the year.
You will be supported through group and individual tutorials. Students also have access to the Brookes Upgrade Service.
Although the course is one day per week, it is classed as full-time and therefore there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme. You should prepare for between 16 – 22 hours of self-directed study each week on top of your normal attendance at College.
All staff delivering on the course have a minimum qualification level at grade 6 and substantial experience of working within the early years education sector.
16 - 18 Fee
19+ Reduced Fee