Career Prospects and Opportunities

The careers prospects for BA (Hons) graduates in Early Years are excellent and the Children's Workforce Development Council has developed and supported a wide range of new roles in the sector as part of the National Childcare Strategy; children's centre managers and senior practitioners in nurseries, preschool settings, outreach and community services.

On completion of the BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education you can also progress to primary teaching by completing a PGCE teaching qualification if you have the required GCSEs in Maths, English and Science. You may also progress onto one of the validated pathways for Early years Professional Status with an external provider. GCSE Maths and English are required.