Childhood Studies and Early Years BA (Hons)
For all courses applicants are usually required to have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Mathematics, or a University recognised equivalent.
Plus one of the following:
- GCE and VCE Advanced Level:
280 UCAS Tariff points from three A levels
- Edexcel/BTEC National:
Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Scottish Highers:
BBCCC at Highers level, BCC at Advanced Higher.
- Irish Highers:
- Advanced Diploma:
Grade C in the Progression Diploma, plus 80 UCAS Tariff points from GCE/VCE A level, AS level or Edexcel/BTEC Qualification.
- HEFC Access:
One Distinction and five Merits, plus toolbox
- Other QAA-recognised access programme:
Full Access Award. Units to be achieved at Distinction and Merit grades.
Access course students without GCSEs are not required to take these qualifications in addition to their Access Award, but must ensure that any required subjects are fully met within their Access course.
- Return to Learning:
We welcome applications from mature students and will consider, on an individual basis, those who do not meet traditional entry criteria but have an appropriate level of relevant experience. We are supportive of the University’s Access to HE course, the HEFC, which provides an excellent basis for preparing adult students for entry into Higher Education.
More details are available from the Return to Learning Service:
Tel 0191 227 4323
- International/English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.
- A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
- Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
- Or a Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet Based Test) (TOEFL IBT) score of 89 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading 18, Writing 17, Listening 17 and Speaking 20.
The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist you.
Entry with advanced standing
Applicants with HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualifications may be considered for entry directly into Year 2.
All applicants to this course are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to supply a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate. The University will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course.
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