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Early Childhood


Our part-time Early Childhood BA(Hons) Degree provides a unique blend of professional practice and academic rigor. It offers a unique opportunity to bring together the components of your individual and professional identity, with your own inner wisdom and experiences of engaging with young children.

You will be taught by a highly experienced and passionate teaching team, who are actively involved in early childhood research, and who have their own subject specialisms and expertise within the field. Our tutors aim to promote student empowerment and to support you in developing your personal, professional and academic identities.

We are accredited with Graduate Practitioner Competencies— this means that you have the option to work towards what the Department of Education terms as a 'Full and Relevant' level 3 practitioner status that will enable you to be counted in ratios in the Early Years sector.

Students who wish to progress into teaching are supported by the Centre and the University. You will be guaranteed an interview for the Early Years or Primary Core (university-led) PGCE courses delivered in the Centre for Teacher Education as long as you achieve the entry requirements of the programme.

The Degree

  • Combines academic rigour with professional practice
  • Promotes key and transferable skills, e.g. leadership, communication
  • Prepares for career progression and is a route to further study
  • Builds on prior experience and learning
  • Runs on one evening per week and two Saturdays per term

This degree offers you the opportunity to work towards a named award in:

  • BA Early Childhood
  • BA Early Childhood (Teaching, Learning, and Assessment)
  • BA Early Childhood (Leadership)
  • BA Early Childhood (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability)

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Starts: October 2023

Level: BA(Hons) Degree

Length: 4 years

Venue: University of Warwick

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"The lecturers were very knowledgeable and extremely adaptable to our learning needs, understanding our work and family commitments and respecting our multi-disciplinary backgrounds and incorporating our individual knowledge and experience into our learning. I found this shared knowledge a valuable resource in my own learning journey."

Charlie, 2020 graduate