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Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies (Online) (BA) - ARU
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Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies (Online) (BA) - ARU

Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford)
3 Years

Program Description

You’ll explore the world through a child’s eyes and unlock your potential. Forge a rewarding career with children and families in a variety of early years settings.

Working with young children is rewarding and fun. It can also be very challenging, and it’s a fast-paced field. The Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies (Online) (BA) will help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to deliver a high standard of professional practice in the workplace.

The Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies (Online) (BA) is designed to develop your understanding of professional and inclusive practice, supporting both the child and the family. Using theory and practical experiences you’ll explore current research around key topics including contemporary theories and pedagogical approaches. You'll also build your leadership skills and consider possible careers in the early childhood sector.

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Year 1

Learning and Development

Play, Health and Well-being

Researching Childhood

Early Years Practice and Pedagogy

Early Childhood Graduate Competencies

Year 2

Embracing Diversity

Safeguarding Children

Supporting Children's Learning: Comparing Curricula

Early Years Practice, Policy and Professionalism

Early Childhood Graduate Competencies

Ruskin Module

Year 3

Early Childhood Leadership and Management

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Leading Change in Early Childhood Contexts

Undergraduate Major Project

Early Childhood Graduate Competencies

Children's Rights


  • This course will teach you the skills you need to work effectively in the early childhood sector such as nurseries and pre-schools.
  • When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply to work in any registered setting in England, without needing to retrain.
  • Or you could choose further study, such as a relevant Master’s degree, or a PGCE course which would qualify you as a primary school teacher.
  • With further training, you could also go into educational psychology or social work.

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