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Early Years Education and Care (with Graduate Practitioner Competencies) with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

York St John University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA (Hons) programmes with Foundation Year are open to a wide range of students who do not yet have the qualifications to apply for an undergraduate degree programme. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will allow progression onto our Early Years Education and Care (with Graduate Practitioner Competencies) course:Gain a thorough understanding of the learning, development and life experiences of children in their early years. This degree will provide a firm foundation for a career making a difference to the lives of young children. As a successful graduate of this course you will meet the Graduate Practitioner Competencies specified by the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network.We have designed this course to equip you with the Graduate Practitioner Competencies you need for employment within the early years sector. The theoretical and practical modules you study will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet these competencies.You will benefit from studying alongside students on related courses. Together you will learn about:How children and young people developChild protection and safeguarding requirementsHow specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusionMental health in children and young peopleThe impact of issues such as disability, socio-economic status, trauma and abuse on development and education.The specialist knowledge you will gain by choosing this course includes:Identifying and reflecting on the knowledge, skills and values needed to work in the early years sectorHistorical and global approaches to early years education and care, evaluating their influence on today’s professional practicesChallenges in leadership and management in the early years sector, considering different styles and approaches to leading and managing.Professional practice is central to this course. You will carry out at least 25 days of assessed placement work in every year of study. This qualifies you as having received “full and relevant” training that meets the standards of the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 48

University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

York St John's friendly campus is located at the heart of York but has a global outlook, with a family of students from over 60 countries.
The dedicated international support team assists students from the start, with help in language, study skills, finance, mental wellness and general settling in.
Global Guides support international students to settle into life at York St John, with social activities for UK and international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 81 9

    91st out of 102 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    108 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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