Manchester Metropolitan University

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Early Years and Childhood Studies

This nationally recognised degree will support you in developing your understanding of children and their families in the diverse context of the contemporary children's workforce. Preparation for future employment, including placements, is central to the curriculum which is designed in partnership with our Employers Forum. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career or future professional study in an education, welfare or community context, this degree offers a range of relevant academic and practice components to support this. All students follow a generic pathway in Year 1 with the option to follow a specialist practice route from Year 2 leading to recognition as an *Early Years Educator (EYE). This is aligned to the requirements for the Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification as identified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). *For students who graduate with this degree, they will be considered as being 'full and relevant' as Early Years Educators (Level 3) for the purpose of registration and regulation. From 2014, this qualification can only be conferred upon graduation if students have achieved GCSE mathematics and English at Grade 'C' or above. A key feature of this course is the strong connection made between theory and practice. Together with placement experiences, you will engage with the academic and professional expertise of our experienced teaching staff during your teaching and learning sessions. Together we will explore notions of childhood and practice within a national and international multi-disciplinary context, including education, health and psychology. Teaching for this course is based at the University's Brooks Building in Manchester which has modern facilities, including a student resource centre. Features and Benefits - Strong connections with local employers to ensure curriculum provides knowledge and skills for future employment in the sector - Access to 'EdLab', our enrichment and innovation programme which enables students to engage with community, education and learning projects - Teaching staff actively engaged in research and development nationally and internationally - In Year 2 students can apply to study in Europe for five months via the Erasmus programme