Our early childhood programme offers you the chance to combine your study with work and family commitments. Students can progress from the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood to achieve a BA (Hons) Early Childhood..
The course offers you an opportunity to gain a BA 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 full time. You learn how to carry out research in early childhood and are supported to do a piece of research on a topic that interests you. You present your findings to different audiences, including your peers. You have the option to specialise in a particular area to gain a named award, i.e. a BA Early Childhood Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability, or Leadership. You also explore a range of international perspectives on early childhood, which you can apply to your own research area. You are encouraged to make links between your study at university, your personal experience and your professional practice in the field of early childhood.
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood or relevant subject area
The programme is for people working in private or public contexts with responsibility for young children and families, including
- Early years practitioners in childminder, private, voluntary and independent settings
- Teaching and learning support assistants, classroom assistants and early years educators working in schools and other educational settings
- Health workers, parents and grandparents involved in supporting children's learning, welfare and development
- Research methodologies in early childhood – End of summer term of first year – 30 credits
- International perspectives on early childhood – Autumn term – 30 credits
- Research in early childhood – October to May – 60 credits
- Achieve a University of Warwick degree
- Gain knowledge and understanding of early childhood
- Build self-confidence as a scholar and professional
- Have the opportunity to apply to teacher training programmes
- Progress to further study, e.g. MA Education
Applications for 2019 will open soon. Previously, applications have been made via paper applications and online.
- Your progress on the Foundation Degree is considered
- You attend an interview
Sessions take place at the University of Warwick on Monday evenings, 6pm to 9pm, and on four Saturdays, 9.30am to 4pm.
This video was filmed in March 2018
This video was filmed in March 2016
Applications will open soon
Starts: May 2019
Length: Usually one year, can be studied part-time
Venue: University of Warwick
"The positives of joining as an adult learner are, you really know what you want. I really didn't know this is what I wanted to do when I was leaving school. But now this is definitely the field I need to be in.."Clare, Current Student