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BA (Hons) Early Childhood (progression from Foundation Degree)

BA early childhood

The Early Childhood Team at the University of Warwick are delighted to offer a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood, to support you to extend the numerous skills and qualities obtained in your Foundation Degree and to then thrive at Level 6. During this time, you will be nurtured by fantastic tutors with a range of expertise in Early Childhood. You will engage with 3 key modules (see details below), that are designed in a way that provides you with plenty of tailored and individualised tutor support. We view the BA year very much as a celebration of you and your commitment to studying Early Childhood.

We are accredited Graduate Practitioner Competencies* by Early Childhood Study Degree Network from September 2022. Upon graduating with this BA degree, you will gain what the Department of Education terms as a 'Full and Relevant' level 3 practitioner certificate that will enable you to be counted in ratios in the Early Years sector.

The course offers you an opportunity to gain a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood in just over a year, from the summer term in the first academic year to the end of the summer term the following academic year. You will be able to study for the award while you work, part or full-time.

During this time, you will be given the exciting opportunity to undertake an investigation into a topic relating to early childhood that you are passionate about, ultimately enabling you to make informed recommendations for future policy, research and practice. You are encouraged to draw on your own personal experience and make links between your study at university, your personal experience and your professional practice in the field of early childhood. You will also explore a range of international perspectives on early childhood, which you can apply to your own research area.

You have the option to specialise in a particular area to gain a named award, i.e. a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability, or Leadership (see the Awards and Certificate section on this page).

Hear from our students about how they find the course, and their experience of learning during the pandemic in the video below:

This video is filmed in 2021 on Teams.

Applications currently closed

Key facts

Level: Undergraduate

Length: One year part-time - October 2022-July 2023

Venue: The University of Warwick

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"Warwick has an amazing body of staff who are always ready and willing to answer any questions you might have. From day one of the induction evening, expectations were clearly set out and we were signposted to any resources we might need and although the campus was a little intimidating at first, I think we all soon began to feel confident in our surroundings."

Faye, 2020 graduate