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Early Childhood Education and Care - PG Cert

Course Description


Newman University has developed a suite of modules aimed specifically at Early Years Practitioners and Early Years Professionals who are working in or have access to early years settings.

Course content

Newman offers you the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge, understanding and skills of early years practice by developing and implementing systematic professional enquiry and reflective practice around a range of concepts and theories relevant to early years provision.

Completion of the

Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

will enable you to continue onto a full MA via undertaking a further 30 credit module of your choice (from the MA Education module choices) and the compulsory Research Methods module, followed by the final dissertation.


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 3 modules with one module being taught each semester on one evening per week with approximately 10 sessions per module.


You will experience a range of assessments in the form of reflective accounts, presentations and essays related to practice in the field of early years.

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

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

A relevant Honours degree. At the start of the programme all applicants must undertake a DBS check.

Course Fees

2016-17 Course Fee Home/EU Students: £1,700* Overseas Students: £3,467* * From 2017/18 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation.

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