The MA Early Years Professional Practice has been developed by a team of professionally qualified and experienced practitioners who understand the application of best practice in the workplace and combine their practical expertise with academic excellence.
Visit the website: http://www.chi.ac.uk/ma-early-years-professional-practices
The course offers a flexible and responsive approach to meeting the CPD requirements of employers and practitioners. It addresses current agendas for flexible, practice focused and work based post-qualifying training. The course is tailored to individual interests and development needs, as well as current and future career goals. Content includes work-based projects and activities, enabling students to effect real change in their own organisation, within an academic framework.
Format and assessment
The structure allows students to receive academic recognition for existing knowledge and skills, work-based learning, or modules taken at other institutions. These can be ‘imported’ into the course and count towards their final award and by combining them with further study at the University of Chichester
, students can achieve awards at three levels: the Postgraduate Certificate, the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Arts.
- Indicative modules:
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Early Years Professional Practice:
- Child Development
- Leadership and Pedagogy
- Legal and Policy Frameworks
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Early Years Professional Practice:
- Advanced Critical Analysis and Decision Making
- How to Conduct Research
Optional modules include:
- Advanced Practice in Working with Risk
- Developing Resilience
- Critical Review of Practice Theory
- Portfolio of Academic and Professional Learning & Development
Topic to reflect and contribute to the development of an aspect of Early Years Practice
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, portfolio and exam.
The programmes of study are delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer supported work-based learning.
- Learning mentor
- Early Years Teacher (EYT)
- Primary school teacher
- Special educational needs (SEN) teacher
- Social worker
- Child psychotherapist and counsellor
- Educational psychologist
- Paediatric nurse
- Speech and language therapist
- Early Years Outreach worker
- Local Authority worker
How to apply: https://dotmailer-surveys.com/f31ueg1e-c011re4a
Funding for postgraduate students:
For information on funding and scholarships, please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/funding-and-money-advice-0/funding-postgraduate-students
Candidates should normally have a good honours degree in a related area. It is recognised that some applicants may not meet these standard academic requirements, but may still be desirable course members with other appropriate and equivalent skills and knowledge.