Bachelor Of Arts (Hons) In Early Childhood Studies

Provided by Asian International College


Awarded by Birmingham City University

Course introduction



Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Studies (BA ECS) degree is designed to enable and equip students to become confident, competent and reflective practitioners in the early year’s field.  It is important that, through a carefully constructed programme, students gain a depth of understanding about early childhood and the factors that impact on, and influence the lives of young children and their families.  It is through building an understanding of how children develop and learn; the development of skills to work with families; an insight into the importance of multi-agency working along with a knowledge of the theories that underpin work with young children, and how these translate into practice that students will be prepared for professional work with young children.

Additionally, the programme provides opportunity to develop key employability skills valued by employers; skills of teamwork, independent work, presentation, role play and an ability to articulate effectively in a variety of contexts.

However, the programme goes beyond preparing students for the early years workforce; it is our belief that students should explore wider issues regarding the holistic nature of early childhood studies, including health and well-being of young children. The programme ensures that the students acquire and strengthen transferable academic skills that will establish them as reflective, critical and analytical graduates who are prepared to access and contribute to scholarly discourses in the early years field.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Enable students to become confident, well-educated and reflective early years practitioners with the skills to respond to developments in the field of early childhood studies;
  • Develop student’s intellectual capabilities specifically related to early childhood;
  • Enable the development of critical reasoning and analytical skills in relation to philosophical, sociological, historical, cultural, and psychological concepts within the context of early childhood;
  • Equip students with skills, knowledge and understanding of how theory relating to child development and learning influences and informs current early years provision;
  • Incorporate theoretical principles and knowledge of leadership, working with other professionals; working with families to meet needs of young children;
  • Prepare students for their professional development and post graduate career choices.

Fees & Funding

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