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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) - Part-Time

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on further developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years education and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

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  • Course Description

    The third year top-up is taught by a highly experienced, professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. It draws on external practitioners and experts in the field to provide specialist input. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work-based projects, electronic discussions and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With a full BA Hons degree and appropriate entry requirements, you could progress into primary teacher training or Early Years teacher training both of which would require a further year of study. Some students decide to continue their studies moving on to Masters level study in Education, Early Years or Social Work. Some students progress into management posts in early years settings or full day care.


    All of the following modules are subject to change.

    Module name Credits
    Undergraduate Major Project 30
    Childrens Rights 30
    Practitioner 3 30
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives 30
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • GCSE English at grade 4 (C) or above

    • Successful completion of FdA Early Years, Playwork and Education or other relevant foundation degree

    • A DBS check

    International (EEA) applicants

    International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents

  • Course Fees

    Fee information

    Information about course fees and student finance can be found below.

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    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

    How is my course assessed?

    Modular and work based assessments

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 2 years

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