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Early Childhood Studies (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.- A flexible programme with a range of modules and opportunities for placements.- Engaging and experienced tutors with a wide range of knowledge and expertise.- Opportunity to gain the accredited vocational Early Years Educator award.On this course, you’ll develop a critical understanding of childhood, babies, children and families from multi-disciplinary perspectives. You’ll examine issues in local and international contexts and explore concepts such as play, development, ethics, social justice and leadership.We ensure that you have maximum flexibility on your course while still retaining a clear focus on the study of early childhood. Your modules are designed to provide you with essential knowledge and understanding for your future career such as ensuring you are well-versed in children’s rights and protection as well as developing insights into effective teamwork.You might also apply for our Certificate in Global Citizenship or opt for a module that includes a study visit or international placement.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : CCC - BCC

A levels grades BCC-CCC in related subjects preferred.

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Practical experience and industry insights are integral to each course, with opportunities to learn new skills and partner with an industry mentor.
The university takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. It scored a first-class award in the 2019 People and Planet Green League.
Home from home: accommodation ranges from city-centre to on-campus, and Bath is recognised as one of the safest student cities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    70th

    2

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