University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Early Years Professional Practice

The course offers a flexible and responsive approach to meeting the continuing professional development (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.

Entry requirements

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. In such cases the applicant may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL).

Course modules

Modules include: child development; leadership and pedagogy; legal and policy frameworks; advanced critical analysis and decision making; how to conduct research; dissertation. Optional modules include: advanced practice in working with risk; mentoring; developing resilience; critical review of practice theory; portfolio of academic and professional learning and development.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, portfolio and exam. There is also a dissertation for the Master's programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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