BA (Hons) Early Years Education (3+0)

Course ID
(N/143/6/0147) (06/23) (FA9143)
Campus
SEGi College Penang
Level of Study
Bachelor Degree

With the diploma in early childhood as the minimum requirement for those working in kindergartens, the discerning practitioner will want to stand out in the crowd. Designed with employability in mind, our degree is a practical programme, which requires students to be in placement at least twice a week. The degree is developed by an experienced team of academics and industry professionals from the University of Greenwich, which has a long tradition of training teachers. It is delivered by the SEGi team with strong industry experience, who are able to place this international programme within the local context.

This degree in Early Years Education will give you an understanding of the core values of the early year’s workforce. You will study cognition, health and wellbeing, review practice and policy, and learn the importance of encouraging a child’s development in partnership with their family. The ultimate goal of this degree is to develop agents of change, confident in leading the workforce to create a better future for the next generation.

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Entry requirements

UEC with 5 credits
STPM with Grade C in 3 subjects
A-Level with passes in 3 subjects
Matriculation / Foundation or equivalent
SAM / AUSMAT with min ATAR 60
Related SKM Level 5
Related Diploma
MQA-APEL T6

Programme structure and modules

Year 1

Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviour
Children as Confident Learners
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing from Conception to Young Adulthood
Introduction to the Children’s Workforce: Workplace Experience 1
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International students)
Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Local students)
The World from the Child’s Perspective
Engaging Play
Malaysian Studies 3 (International students)
Hubungan Etnik (Local students)
Design Thinking / Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Elective: Academic Research Methods or Communication and Thinking Skills

Year 2

Social Policy and Social Pedagogies
The Young Mathematician
Supporting the Social Well-being of Children and their Families: Workplace Experience 2
Elective
Malaysia Society 5.0
Enabling Environments for Young Children: Supporting Outdoor Play
Young Explorers: Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Language and Digital Literacies
Understanding Creativity in Early Years Contexts
Work Placement 1 / Practicum 1: TASKA

Year 3

Child Development and Learning: Birth to Eight Years
Leading and Managing in Early Years: Workplace Experience 3
Curriculum and Assessment in Early Years: Workplace Project
Keeping Children Safe from Harm
Community Engagement
Mentor Preparation for the Children’s Workforce
Work Placement 2 / Practicum 2: TADIKA
Elective: Mentor Preparation for the Children’s Workforce or Early Intervention

Financial Aid / Funding

PTPTN
EPF
HRDF
SEGi Monthly Installment
Low Initial Payment

Career opportunities

The programme prepares you to take on leadership and management positions in a range of settings and services. These include early years settings, children’s centres, health and social care, community settings and childminding networks.