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Early Years Education and Care: Early Years Practitioner Status BA (Hons)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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UCAS CODE: YPS1

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course can be studied in our Swansea SA1 campus or our Carmarthen campus, depending on which location the student prefers.Early Years Education and Care: Early Years Practitioner Status is a full time three-year degree programme which includes both lectures and practical placement experience. This Early Years Practitioner Status programme is included in the Social Care Wales’ list of required qualifications to work within the early years and childcare sector in Wales. As part of this programme students attend placement at a variety of early years settings to gather the vocational experience necessary for gaining Early Years Practitioner Status. The timetable is designed to support students to have plenty of time to complete placement experience and University based learning. Suitable placements could include maintained and non-maintained nurseries, crèche, Cylchoedd Meithrin, Foundation Phase classes in primary schools and Flying Start Centres. Students who successfully complete this programme will have a degree as well as a licence to practice within a range of early years settings.Students learn about all aspects of young children’s education and care, giving students opportunities to link practical activities and experiences to theories relating to holistic development. Learning activities include group discussions, workshops, study visits as well as lectures in order to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of relevant topics. There is an emphasis on hands-on learning in order to support the understanding of the links between theory and practice within the early years.Guest speakers provide opportunities to hear from sector-leading experts and keep students up-to-date with current policy and developments within the early years’ sector. There are also optional residential visits to other parts of the UK and abroad.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 88

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 84 5

    75th out of 79 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 66%

    20th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    60th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    60th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    64th

    48

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