Early Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

Boost your foundation qualification with a top-up degree, delivered by City of Bristol College. Run by a specialist university liaison, in collaboration with subject experts from City of Bristol College, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-Up offers support from a close-knit teaching team, plus access to Bath Spa’s library and digital resources. This is a child-focused top-up degree, designed by Bath Spa University to enable you to expand on knowledge and ideas from your Foundation degree, thereby challenging you to further develop your thinking and practice. This rich, academic course is grounded in practice and reflection.


Modules will include: • Children’s mark-making and symbolic representation • Leadership and teamwork • Differing perspectives of early childhood education • Play throughout the life course • Research skills • Reflective practice

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through coursework and presentations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You'll have successfully completed an accredited Foundation Degree in Early Years, or equivalent qualification, and will usually have achieved a minimum average grade profile of 50% in year two of your Foundation degree or equivalent qualification. If you don't have formal qualifications, previous experience may be taken into account. Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis. It's a condition of entry that you'll have secured a suitable work-based learning setting by the time of admission. Please be aware that you'll be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure check prior to undertaking school placements.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8225 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8225 Year 1
England £8225 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8225 Year 1
Scotland £8225 Year 1
Wales £8225 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 at Bath Spa University - UCAS