This course can be studied in our Swansea SA1 campus or our Carmarthen campus, depending on which location the student prefers.
Early Years Education and Care (2 years) is designed for those already working in the childcare and education sector, and allows them to study flexibly around their work commitments. Lectures are delivered in evenings and occasional Saturdays in order to enable students to carry on working while completing their degree and students will develop their understanding of the practice and theory of early years education and care giving them a full and rounded understanding of the subject.
The programme has been developed to provide opportunities for learning about all aspects of young childrenâs education and care. The programme gives opportunities to link practical activities and experiences in the work environment to theories relating to childrenâs education and care. Learning takes place through group discussions, workshops, study visits as well as lectures in order to develop a knowledge and understanding of a range of relevant topics. There is an emphasis on hands-on learning in order to support understanding of the links between theory and practice within the early years.
There are also optional residential visits to other parts of the UK and abroad.
The programme is taught in an innovative block teaching method, allowing students to focus in depth on one module at a time. We have found that this method is successful in supporting students to gain a better understanding of the module content. Students study six modules on each level of the programme, each based on essential knowledge and understanding of specific aspects of early years education and care.
Students study a wide variety of subjects and modules relating to early years education and care, with a focus on aspects of childhood such as holistic development, well-being, play, literacy, safeguarding, outdoor learning and inclusion.
Level 4 Modules
Academic study skills for students
The professional practitioner
Childrenâs play: principles and practice
The young mathematician: exploration and problem solving
Multilingualism, multi thinking
Level 5 Modules
Research methods in early years education and care
Reflections on early years provision
Well-being, care and healthy living
Language and literacy in the early years
Learning environments: indoors and out
Safeguarding in the early years
Level 6 Modules
Leadership and teamwork in the early years
Children with additional support needs: inclusion, advocacy and equity
Leadership for systems of quality
Sustainability in the early years
Media and digital literacy
Leadership skills in entrepreneurship
The programme is assessed by 100% course work. There are no exams. We have found that using a varied range of assessment methods increases employability skills. Employers seek graduates who are problem-solvers and who have a range of transferable employability skills Assessment gives opportunities to develop skills such as the ability to work in a team, have effective oral and written communication, while using a range of information sharing methods including briefing papers, academic posters, group debates and professional discussions. There are also opportunities for practical work experiences, supporting employability, professional development and careers.
Bilingual and Welsh medium study is at the heart of our provision; you can choose to enrol on the Welsh medium or English medium programme and can present your assignments in either language.
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Swansea is such a great place to live! There are student nights on all the time. Head down the legendary Wind Street for an instant great night out! The campus feels really modern and up to date, and the teachers are very helpful and accommodating. The town has a gorgeous beach when the weather perks up and there are some good shops about too – just be careful of the cabbies, they like to take the mick out of freshers…
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If you are looking for a somewhat quiet, not a mainstream city university then the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s is for you. It has an amazing range of courses to offer and within that course a huge range of modules to pick.
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