Early Years with Preparatory Year at University Campus Oldham - UCAS

University Campus Oldham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Early Years with Preparatory Year

Course summary

If you do not meet the requirements for the three year honours degrees, you should consider this option. The Preparatory year is designed for students who may not have all the required grades/entry requirements for the traditional degree course. The Preparatory year is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and grounding to get the most from higher education. Through the mix of modules taken in this year you will gain confidence, develop new skills, and gain knowledge which will give you the essential preparation for success in your chosen degree.

Assessment method

The acquisition of knowledge is achieved through tutor led input such as interactive lectures, seminars and groups work. The design of the Teaching and Learning approaches used across this programme incrementally builds from basic skills and knowledge acquisition to developing deeper understanding and application of the key topics, themes and content. Applying the theory and knowledge learnt to practical situations and developing academic research skills and methods. Students’ achievement and progress is supported by the teaching team through interventions at key transition points within each level, e.g. through tutorials, workshops and also by input from Academic Skills Lecturers. By employing a variety of teaching delivery methods the needs and learning styles of each student are addressed.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University Campus considers each application on its own merits, and does consider alternative experience and qualifications for entry onto degree programmes. The Preparatory start year offers students the opportunity to develop academic skills and areas of professional knowledge to support the transition to the full BA (Hons) or other appropriate courses such as FdA Children and Young People to those applicants who may not meet the full degree entry requirements. It is also a time to achieve Maths GCSE at grade C or above and English GCSE grade C or above whilst studying in this year. Transition to the BA (Hons) Early Years and Education or the FdA Children and Young People will rely on a PASS and guidance will be offered to each student to ensure transition to a course is available that meets each students needs and aspirations.

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Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

DBS check and process organised by the university during enrolment, registration and induction. DBS clearance will need to be achieved before any work placement can begin.


If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Any additional costs will be detailed on the course pages at www.uco.oldham.ac.uk/courses/
Early Years with Preparatory Year at University Campus Oldham - UCAS