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A TOP-UP DEGREE COURSE IN CHINA

This programme is designed to provide an opportunity for native English speaking students to gain a BA(Hons) Degree in Education, while experiencing the exciting life in China. Our top-up degree course in Education/Early Years is run and awarded by Zhengzhou Normal University, a well-known public university in China, whose degrees are recognised worldwide. This course combines placements where you can develop your practical childcare skills with classes at the university to learn the theory. It is a fully funded programme, which means you don't need to pay any tuition fee or accommodation cost. Furthermore, outstanding students will have opportunities to get full funding to progress to postgraduate degree programmes in the UK.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Deciding to study the field of Education/Early Years can be a great option for individuals who wish to work in schools or non-profit programmes, helping to instruct and encourage the healthy development of young children. This course is aimed at students seeking career development opportunities abroad and wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Students graduating from the programme are experts on matters related to childhood, such as growth, development, and learning. They also understand the importance of responsiveness and interaction in education and teaching and are able to use scientific knowledge in their work.

WHY DO YOU NEED THIS COURSE?

China has seen a lot of growth in the education industry in recent years. This growth has created a massive demand for highly educated and skilled teachers, especially from native English speaking countries. The course offers a pathway for students who wish to discover the spirit of China and get a thorough experience of teaching in China. We arrange specialised tuition for you, delivered in English by both British and Chinese academic experts across a range of subject areas, including art, music, science, handcraft, psychology, pedagogy, forest education, game and play, curriculum design, nursery school management, Chinese culture, and so on. On successful completion of the course, you will progress directly onto a one-year well-paid employment positon with the schools in China. After that, there is the option of continuing your studies for a further year (full-time) to achieve a Masters degree at a UK university.

WHAT MAKES OUR COURSE UNIQUE?

• Fully sponsored

Our course is solely funded by Henan Education Association for International Exchange(China) and in partnership with its placement schools in Zhengzhou city. It means you pay NOTHING for two years of study in China. We will pay for your tuition fees (books are not included); offer you free accommodation on the campus of the University and a monthly living allowance; and also reimburse you for your international flight to China.

• One-to-one support

Throughout the entire application process, we will provide you with a great deal of individual advice and support.

• Made-to-measure teaching

During the period of your study in China, we will respond to your individual needs and provide you with teaching that is appropriate to your level of experience and expertise. While many of our students have experience in early childhood practice, we also have a long history of working with students who have little or no experience. If you are passionate about being a nursery teacher and ready to work hard, our course will allow you to realise your ambition.

FOCUS OF STUDIES

• Intensive Learning

This degree programme is grounded in developmental theory and emerging educational trends in Education/Early Years. Upon completion of this two-year programme, students will have developed ethical decision-making abilities and the skills to foster relationships through creative problem-solving techniques. In addition, students will learn about child development, the child care field, and appropriate practices while working with children. It also lays the groundwork for the pursuit of an advanced degree.

• Work-related Training

Students are introduced to the fundamental teaching skills, processes, and ideas that underpin these disciplines, including painting, artwork, science, outdoor play, etc. Students will have extensive opportunities for hands-on learning and will gain experience in a variety of school settings. Students will be placed at different nursery/primary schools for a mandatory requirement of 240 days of work placement during their two years of study.

MODULES

The course operates on a modular basis. This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Most modules count for 2 academic credits. Each 2 credits taken equates to a total study time of around 36 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study, and placement activity. Students shall take modules worth 78 credits required to achieve a BA degree.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students entering this programme must meet the following criteria:

1. Hold a foundation degree or BTEC HN diploma (level 5) in a related subject

2. Achieve a GCSE at Grade A*-C in English and/or Mathematics

3. Speak English as the first language

4. Pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

5. Be aged 18 and over

About Us

Our business specializes in providing qualified tutors from native English speaking countries for Chinese infant nurseries, private schools, universities, and companies. With various affiliations throughout the country of China, we also offer undergraduates a short-term internship with a small stipend in Chinese main cities.

WELCOME TO ZHENGZHOU

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