Education (Early Years) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Current government reforms in education are focused on early childhood development and the importance of high-quality early years provision offering the foundations that prepare young children for the best start in life. If you’re an early years practitioner who is passionate about working with children and their families and aspires to develop high-quality practice, our Education (Early Years) BA(Hons) course could be for you. You’ll explore a variety of issues, including: • health and wellbeing • education • learning and development. You’ll focus on safeguarding, society, and early years practice, developing your skills as you work towards becoming a reflective, evidence-based practitioner. Why Study Education (Early Years) BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This Education (Early Years) BA(Hons) degree course is designed to help you progress to senior roles in early years education. You’ll learn how to work collaboratively with parents, colleagues and other professionals and you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to equality of opportunity and inclusive, anti-discriminatory practice. Your place of work forms a key element of the course, allowing you to put theory into practice. You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers, who have industry links that you’ll benefit from, and you’ll have access to our extensive professional and academic network (which feeds directly into course design and delivery). You might go on to secure a role or progress within children’s services, as a child minder, or nursery worker, for example, or you might extend your studies in a relevant area. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Modules in the first year include: • Theories and Strategies for Learning • Perspectives on Learning and Development • Professional Practice. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching (which typically takes place on a Saturday, to ensure it fits around those working within school and other childcare settings in the week) is through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and interactive workshops. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own interests by choosing an option module after Year 3, You’ll also have a personal tutor, who’ll support your ongoing wellbeing. Assessments include essays, developing creative and teaching resources to support children’s learning, student-led seminars, presentations, and timed tests. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you already have a level 4 or higher qualification such as NVQ level 4 or 5 or Foundation Degree relating to the course you will be considered for entry directly into Year 2 or above. In addition you must also: * Have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above (grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme), or equivalent. * Be in employment or voluntary work in an appropriate registered setting (for a minimum of 120 hours per year) and have support from your employer. You must also demonstrate during interview that you have sufficient general academic skills to be able to undertake the course. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £995 Module
Northern Ireland £995 Module
Scotland £995 Module
Wales £995 Module
Channel Islands £995 Module
Republic of Ireland £995 Module

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK students at the University of Huddersfield is £995 per 20 credit module. See Fees and finance for exceptions - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Education (Early Years) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS