|UCAS course code||X310|
|Course type||Full-time, Part-time route available|
Child Study (EXCE130)
This module provides an opportunity to study a particular childs development over a period of time within their social context and wider environment. It will give the student an understanding of the relevance of child studies within the early years field. It will help the student to develop an understanding of research methodology with particular relevance to systematic observation of children in their natural setting.
Work Based Learning (Continued Professional Development) (EXCE131)
This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for relevant employment, including sensitivity to the values of others. It requires the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including critical reflection of their practice through the use of a journal/portfolio and the ability to relate their practice to underlying theory and principles
Influences on Learning with Young Children (EXCE132)
This module focuses on the theoretical background of play and learning in the early years. It offers the opportunity to explore the historical background to early years education. It considers social questions, issues and problems. It allows students to make comparisons both nationally and internationally and evaluate curriculum models with current early years research.
Diversity in Early Childhood Education (EXCE136)
This module encourages students to reflect upon their own values and relate to these in a professional capacity. Demonstrating sensitivity to values and interests of others, whilst describing and illustrating social issues and problems, underpinning social change. The modules focuses on the concepts of equality, diversity and rights, comparing theoretical perspectives. Key themes, are gender, ethnicity and culture
Curriculum Activities in Early Childhood Education (EXCE145)
This module focuses on the importance of effective curriculum activities in the early years 0-8, including cycles of observation, planning and assessment. Students will be expected to carry out activities in the workplace and critically evaluate their effectiveness against a relevant list of criteria and considering the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 National Curricula
Communication in Early Childhood Education (EXCE1181)
This module will review children’s holistic development and the strategies employed to promote communication across a range of subjects. The module will also discuss the theories and strategies to enable adults to communicate successfully in the workplace. It will consider how an awareness of effective communication techniques and strategies can enhance personal pedagogy and considers processes underpinning social change
Working with Colleagues (EXCE234)
This module focuses on the importance of working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals. It offers opportunities to study theory and practice in relation to individual roles within a variety of organisations. It gives the opportunity to demonstrate sensitivity to the values and interests of others and appreciate the diversity of human needs and how they can be addressed
Research Project (EXCE235)
This module allows students to make an in-depth study of an area of the early years provision that is not directly supported by the modules they are taking. This module will reflect an area of individual interest and will be supported by in-depth research. It will enable students to describe and illustrate social questions, issues and problems
Safeguarding in Early Childhood (EXCE236)
This module focuses on developing a critical approach to safeguarding and child protection within early years settings, whilst describing and illustrating social questions, issues and problems. Enabling learners to recognise types and symptoms of abuse, whilst understanding key historical cases and resulting changes to legislation, guidance, and how this impacts on practice.
Supporting Children (EXCE237)
This module aims to review the requirements of children in settings, and how practitioners can support individual needs. It will consider contributing factors and the physical, emotional and social effects on the child and their families, whilst considering relationships between individuals, groups and social structures. It will also reflect on contemporary health and social issues for example obesity and mental health
Working with Families in Early Childhood (EXCE238)
This module introduces learners to important aspects of parental involvement and considers and reflects upon the complexities of working in partnership with families. The discourse considers the barriers to effective partnership with families (including social inequalities and divisions), together with exploring techniques to enable effective partnership working
Work Based Learning (Reflective Practice) (EXCE239)
This module aims to encourage students to develop as reflective practitioners. It will build upon values and principles addressed in year one. Students will use work-based learning experience to reflect upon their own practice and plan their own programme of development. Best practice will be shared to develop understanding of young children using reflective practices to underpin professional practice
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
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