University Centre Croydon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Sussex

Early Childhood Studies with Practitioner Option

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Course summary

This BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies is designed to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and competency with which to work as a senior practitioner in Early Years. This three year full-time degree is designed to provide an excellent career opportunity for those who already work in an Early Years setting but who do not have a recognised practice qualification, and also for those who want to begin working with children aged 0-8years and their families.

Course details


The course has a modular structure and modules studied include: Early Learning and Development; Educational Play; Collaborative Working; Leadership and Development; Safeguarding; Language Development; and Inclusivity and Multicultural Awareness.

Assessment method

Progress is based on continuous assessment across six semesters. This process uses a range of approaches including reports, essays, seen exams, group presentations and reflective portfolios as well as observed practice experience.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL520
Institution code C92
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A minimum of 80 UCAS points from AS/A2 level (must include at least one A2) or other equivalent advanced level course; or BTEC National Award /Certificate/ Diploma in a related subject; or a pass in a relevant Access to HE qualification; or other UK/overseas Level 3 qualifications. In addition we require a pass in English Language at GCSE at grade C or above, or an equivalent. International students would need to have an IELTS test at band 6.0 or above. Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required tariff points.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


An Interview may be required if you don't meet the course entry requirements.

Basic and Key Skill Builder Assessment (BKSB)

A BKSB assessment will be required for applicants who don't meet the English or maths entry requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
International £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Studies with Practitioner Option at University Centre Croydon - UCAS