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    Part time available

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    1 Year

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  • Last Updated

    02 May 2019

The next intake for this course will be January 2020, and we will open for applications in September 2019.

This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed for Early Years practitioners, and Early Years professionals who are working in or have access to early year’s settings.

The aim of the programme is to enhance professional knowledge, understanding and skills of early years practice through developing and implementing systematic professional enquiry and reflective practice around a range of concepts and theories relevant to early year’s provision. The Postgraduate Certificate comprises of two modules: the Developing Child and Effective Pedagogy in Early Years.


You will study the course part-time over 12 months which will provide you with the flexibility to combine employment (if relevant) and placements (if relevant) with study. Taught sessions will be based at Newman. The PG cert comprises of 2 modules which are taught on a bi-annual basis one evening per week with approximately 10 sessions per module.

Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) will enable you to continue onto a full MA via undertaking a further 30 credit module of your choice and the compulsory Research Design module, followed by the final dissertation.


You will experience a range of assessments. For the Developing Child, students will undertake a variety of different observations of one child. Observations will be analysed using a thematic approach relating them to theory, literature and research.

For the Effective Pedagogy module, students will undertake a portfolio which will enable them to reflect on themes explored in the module, such as the role of an effective pedagogue, pedagogical leadership, and international approaches to pedagogy.


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Visit the Early Childhood Education and Care PGCert page on the Newman University website for more details!





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