801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
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Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Practitioner Status) - Cardiff Metropolitan University

We offer an innovative BA (Hons) degree programme in Early Childhood Studies which offers a diverse range of relevant practice and theory based modules. There are two pathways of study available: RD43 - BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (with Early Years Practitioner Status) RW43 - BA (Anrh) Astudiaethau Plentyndod Cynnar (gydag Statws Ymarferydd y Blynyddoedd Cynnar SYBC) (Dwyieithog)* Within these programmes, you will earn qualified Early Years Practitioner status (EYPS), gaining practical work-based experience combined with theoretical and policy-based knowledge as well as the transferable skills required for effective Early Years practice, including the management of Early Years settings. The programme has been developed in direct response to changes in Early Years provision within Wales and the UK to provide well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families. A fundamental aspect of the degree is the 700 hours of assessed practice based experience that you will complete in order to gain EYPS. This is made up of a weekly placement during each year of your study in a range of relevant settings such as infant classrooms, private nurseries, integrated children’s centres and day-care facilities. As part of your degree you will also spend time in our campus- based Forest School provision, where you will be able to gain first-hand experience of this dynamic approach to early education. By gaining a degree which sits at the forefront of changes within the sector, your qualification will be highly valued by prospective employers within this field. This degree also provides firm foundations for a range of related careers such as family support work, health and social care and community work.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Cardiff Met - Cyncoed,CardiffUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £12,000