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Early Childhood Education and Care, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Canterbury, United Kingdom
This engaging and innovative work-based course offers you the opportunity to gain a qualification while continuing to work.The course is specifically designed for those working with children, allowing you to draw on your practical experience in the classroom.
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You will draw on multiple perspectives of early childhood and explore how different theories can be applied to working with young children and their families. You will gain skills and knowledge that will transform your practice and allow you to build strong partnerships with parents and other agencies.

You will explore areas including:

  • being, belonging and becoming
  • child development
  • inclusive practice
  • working with children and families
  • various perspectives on childhood and children’s lives.

This programme is suitable for Early Years Practitioners and others working with children (aged 0 – 8).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Planning for Personal and Career Development
  • Child Development and Learning 
  • Discovery Inquiry and Exploration
  • Child Health and Wellbeing   
  • Being, Belonging and Becoming

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • GCSE English Language grade C (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Mathematics grade C (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have English Language or Mathematics at GCSE grade C or above you will be required to take and pass the University Equivalency tests for entry onto this course.
  • You must be working (employed or voluntary) in a relevant setting for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  • Current DBS is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6575 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6575 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6575 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6575 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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