Are you ready to progress in your career? Do you want to become a leader in an early years setting?
Our Professional Practice degree in Early Childhood Studies is a work-based learning Level 6 top-up degree.
It's designed to be studied on completion of a foundation degree (or equivalent Level 5 qualification), in an area related to early years care and education and/or the support of children and families.
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About this course
You'll have the opportunity to develop your subject expertise by exploring contemporary issues in the care, education, health and welfare of young children and their families.
In the context of your own professional practice, you'll evaluate current debates, government strategies and initiatives.
Applying theory to practice, you'll undertake a range of work-based activities, including workplace analysis of the practices and models of management, teamwork, children's learning and experience.
You'll develop an understanding of the key issues related to ethical practice, as well as learn how to reflect critically on workplace practices in a professional fashion.
You'll receive extensive support throughout your studies, starting with a specially designed induction programme. We also encourage you to identify a workplace mentor who could support you with your studies and research.
You can complete this Professional Practice degree full-time or part-time alongside existing work commitments.
If you study full-time, your degree will last one year and you'll attend one full day per week (Thursdays 9.00am-6.00pm).
If you study part-time, your degree will last two years and you'll attend half a day per week (mornings in the first year and afternoons in the second year).
The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
On this course, you will study a range of modules, which may include the following:
- Leadership in a Multi-Agency Environment
- Early Learning
- Evaluating Current Debates and Developments
- Work-Based Research and Early Years Professional Practice
Learning and teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.
The key themes of our strategy are:
- student confidence
- social responsibility.
To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.
For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.
We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:
- Personalised support
- Expert lecturers
- Strong connections with employers
- An international outlook
- The right tools and technology
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact email@example.com
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.
Successful completion of a foundation degree in a relevant area or equivalent Level 5 qualification.
This course is not available to Level 4 students.
We require GCSE English Language at minimum Grade C or 4 (or accepted L2 equivalent).
We welcome students with a range of qualifications and we treat every application on its own merits.
We value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
- Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
- Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
- You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
- The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online
How to apply
Download the application form below and return it, along with your references and copies of your qualifications, to:
Leeds Trinity University
The admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application, and aim to make a decision within two weeks of receiving your application.
If you've been made an offer, you'll need to accept or decline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.