DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Children, Learning & Development - Education (Top Up)

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Children, Learning and Development is ideal for those who have recently completed a relevant foundation degree and requires students to be either working or volunteering in an appropriate setting for 14 hours per week during term time. Students are able to choose from two distinct pathways: Early Childhood or Education Education (5-19 years) Voluntary placements need to be undertaken in a school or early years setting rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. Practice-based learning is combined with campus-based sessions at the University Centre; full-time attendance on the course is normally 7 hours, one day a week, over one year. Students studying part-time will attend one evening a week for two years. It is a work-based course which will see you combine practice-based learning with campus-based sessions, allowing you to continue in work whilst studying. Programme Aims 1. To prepare students in aspects of management and leadership in education to take wider responsibilities within their chosen field of practice 2. To provide opportunities for study and critical evaluation of contemporary educational research 3. To develop critically reflective and ethically aware educators of babies, children and young people 4. To broaden students’ perspectives by developing awareness of international curricula and cultures in education or early childhood studies During this programme, students will study 4 modules and will complete a dissertation. Core and pathway specific modules relevant to the chosen sector will be studied which develop practice whilst challenging students’ understanding and knowledge of children and young people. The programme will address concepts related to leadership and management; safeguarding and professionalism, developing an appreciation of the complex circumstances underpinning children’s development, learning and success in a modern society. Contemporary issues are investigated, bringing current topics to the fore to be debated and applied to experiences. An individual research project provides the opportunity for reflection on working practices. By the end of the programme, students will be fully equipped with a repertoire of skills and knowledge relating to early childhood/ education. This degree is validated by the University of Hull.


Full-time students will take the following modules over one year. Part-time students will do the same modules, but the order of modules will be different and negotiated with the individual student. Modules – Leadership and Management in Education 20 credits – Safeguarding 20 credits – Contemporary Issues and International Comparisons 20 credits – The Developing Education Practitioner (Education pathway) 20 credits – Dissertation 40 credits

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used including written essays, case studies, reflective logs and oral presentations. All assessments allow students to reflect on practice and make relevant links to theory and to develop key employability skills.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

240 credits from an appropriate academic level 5 qualification Level 2 Requirements (GCSE level): Not a requirement but good practice: Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics. Additional requirements • A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required. • There is a requirement of either paid or voluntary placement, for a minimum of 2 days per week.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7770 Year 1
Scotland £7770 Year 1
Wales £7770 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities
Children, Learning & Development - Education (Top Up) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS