University of Suffolk

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years & Primary Practice (Progression route)

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Course summary

The BA Early Years & Primary Practice is an intensive work-based higher education qualification for experienced early year's practitioners who have completed a Foundation Degree in Children's Care Learning and Development or equivalent undergraduate qualification. Students must engage in 10 hours per week of work-based learning either with their current employer, or on a voluntary basis in a registered early years setting. Students are required to attend the university for one morning each week. The programme focuses on developing students knowledge and understanding of the principles and values that underpin the learning and development of young children primarily from birth to 12 years old, and to critically apply these values and principles in order to develop their professional practice. The course is designed to offer you the opportunity to progress to teacher training or further postgraduate study. The programme has an established reputation and is supported by local employers and by the Local Education Authority.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13992 Year 1
International £13992 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13992 Year 1

Additional fee information

Ipswich Award- A £1,000 award for students starting in September 2023 who meet or exceed academic entry requirements - see our website for details.
Early Years & Primary Practice (Progression route) at University of Suffolk - UCAS