Havant and South Downs College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chichester

Early Childhood Top-Up

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Course summary

Overview The BA (Hons) Early Childhood (Level 6 top up) is a one-year full time programme of study. It provides a progression for those students who wish to top up their Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification to a BA Honours. The range of modules enable students to explore key aspects of childhood from the psychological and sociological, to the global and cultural, to the economic and educational. Students will develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking. 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. Why Choose this 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 students develop skills of critical analysis. Entry Requirements

  • 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).
Structure Students are expected to attend one day a week at College, alongside working in the sector. Teaching and Learning 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 Assessment will be a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations and academic presentations. You 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. Industry Links 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. Progression 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. About Us Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment will be a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations and academic presentations. You 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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X300
Institution code:
S42
Campus name:
South Downs Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At this time HSDC is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will require: – 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).


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4795* Whole course
Channel Islands £4795* Whole course
England £4795* Whole course
Northern Ireland £4795* Whole course
Scotland £4795* Whole course
Wales £4795* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Top-Up at Havant and South Downs College - UCAS