Early Childhood, BA (Hons) Top Up
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 students develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking skills.
This course builds on the Foundation Degree in Early Years and develops discussion around excellent practice, specifically exploring issues around leadership and management further. Students 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 students 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
- Awarded by 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.
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
This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
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.
QTS and EYTS Learning mentor
Early years’ outreach