The Early Childhood Studies department at London Metropolitan University has a long history of providing accessible study for the early childhood workforce and was one of the first universities to offer the Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. We recognise that many students undertake our Early Childhood programmes in order to go on to become a teacher in a school and so we have developed this accelerated degree programme in order to better support career progression. **More about this course** If you have an aspiration to become a teacher the Early Years Education BA (Hons) accelerated degree offers you an opportunity to join the education workforce in rapid time. We believe that the best early years teachers are those that have a secure knowledge of all aspects of children and childhood. This course provides that knowledge and also enables you to consider the implications this has for practice and curriculum within the early years. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice, and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge. This accelerated degree will equip you to implement effective practice with children and families and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing. You will explore and debate a range of contemporary issues and current policy. The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring students to make transformational changes to their own lives and to the lives of children, families and communities. **Accelerated (two-year) degrees** A two-year accelerated degree is an intensive degree programme and the final award is the same as the award that would be given at the end of an equivalent three-year degree. The intensity of learning is far greater than the intensity of learning on a three-year degree, and the course is designed for high achieving candidates who are looking to fast-track their career. With this accelerated degree you could progress to a PGCE / QTS course after two years rather than three. The course will support your preparation for the skills tests required for a PGCE / QTS course. Students graduating from the degree and who hold a GCSE grade C or equivalent in English, mathematics and a science are guaranteed an interview for a PGCE or equivalent route to QTS at London Met.