Why study this course

Opportunities to study additional short courses which will enhance your skills when working with young children and their families

A free place on one of our preparing for teaching courses as part of your degree. Completion of the course will also guarantee you an interview on one of our highly sought after PGCE courses.

Opportunity to undertake placements in related settings.

Opportunity to combine two important disciplines and work with other like minded students.

Course summary

If you don’t have, or don’t think you will attain the normal tariff points for studying at BGU, this course will enable you to study for a degree without any UCAS points. The course is delivered over four years and includes a Foundation Year, which gives you a perfect introduction in what it means to be a university student, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective undergraduate study. In addition, during your Foundation Year, you will study eight modules, all of which are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress your studies in your chosen subjects.

Throughout the study of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (SENDI) you will find out about different categories of need including; cognition & learning, social, emotional and mental health, sensory and communication needs. The course covers the broad spectrum to focus upon specific and more complex needs. On this degree will challenge your own beliefs and values, as well as those of others, and become an advocate for change.

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies is a three-year undergraduate programme which introduces students to aspects of education, health and social care, with a specific focus on children from 0 – 8 years of age.

About this course

This degree strongly supports an understanding of the crucial 0-8 stage of child development through a focus on individual needs and the broader sociocultural context of young children and their families. This is particularly significant in the light of the current government agenda to reduce child inequalities; prioritising prevention and early intervention; and building and strengthening local and cross sector services.

The BA (Hons) SENDI and ECS degree will provide opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important concepts such as multiagency working and different categories of need, in addition to offering opportunities for critical, reflective and evidence based practice in order that graduates might become advocates of change.

Graduates will gain the knowledge and skills required to support families and young children in a range of education related settings and through practice with young children and their families they will be encouraged to explore their own personal, professional and ethical values.

This new programme supports those who may have aspirations to be Early Help Workers attached to Children’s Centres, Early Years Practitioners working with young children and families in specialist and mainstream provision, charity roles (paid or volunteering) such as care support, respite and play workers.

This is a new course currently in development. To register your interest and receive more information as it is published, please fill out the form below.