BA Hons (University of Chichester)
This course provides progression for those students who wish to top up their Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification.
Delivered one day a week, you will study a range of modules which enable you to explore key aspects of childhood. This course will help you develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking skills. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood (level 6 top up degree) is a one year full time course.
This course builds on the Foundation Degree in Early Years and develops discussion around excellent practice, specifically exploring issues around leadership and management further. You will have access to excellent support and resources from both the College and the University of Chichester. Working in the sector alongside studying enables reflection and adds relevance to work as you develop skills of critical analysis.
The University of Chichester is the awarding institution for this qualification.
- Type of study
- Full-Time, Higher Education
- Examination board
- Chichester University
Availability & Details
• Foundation Degree in Early Childhood (other qualifications considered)
• 240 UCAS credits (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5) in a related subject such as Early Childhood
• You must have professional experience of working or volunteering in an early years setting (examples include a Nursery, Day Care, Key Stage 1 or Reception class of a school, or as a childminder)
Students are expected to attend one day a week at college, alongside working in the sector.
Students will explore psychological, sociological, global, cultural, economic and educational aspect of childhood. They will develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking. They will be able to explore particular areas of interest with their independent project.
Assessment will be a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations and poster presentations. Students will be supported throughout and also be encouraged to monitor their own progress, giving them the opportunity to discuss any issues with their lecturers during the course.
This course leads to a BA(Hons) qualification. Students are qualified and equipped to work within management of Early Years settings. This qualification can also lead to Primary Teaching - Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) – through PGCE or Schools Direct. Other possible careers could include: Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher, Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Educational Psychologist, Paediatric Nurse, Speech and Language Therapist, Early Years Outreach Worker, Local Authority Worker and Learning Mentor.
Students work in Early Years settings alongside studying which brings relevant and current practice in a range of settings. Students sometimes change roles in order to gain a wider experience.
Future Career Opportunities
You take control of your own learning…the college were really helpful and always willing to do anything and go that extra step to help me get my grades.Scarlette Tiller, A Level student
I focused and worked hard to get the grades. I had some support from my lecturer during a stressful time. The college is really good and supportive.Natasha Boerer, BTEC student
My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.Thomas McCann, A Level student