Newman University, Birmingham

Early Childhood Education and Care (top-up) Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This course will enable students to convert their foundation degree or HND to a full BA (Hons) degree so they can progress their career within the field of early childhood education and care.

The course aims to provide a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of the main features of early childhood education and care and you will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of disciplines as the programme draws on aspects of social policy, leadership and management and inclusion. Studying the course part-time will provide you with the flexibility to combine paid employment with study.

As an Early Childhood Education and Care graduate you will have the opportunity to become part of an interdisciplinary workforce which encompasses early childhood in all its diverse aspects. Many pursue a broad range of careers, working in children’s centres, schools, nurseries, social services, local authority support teams, and charitable organisations. There is also the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching through PGCE or School Direct.

Course details


Early Childhood Education and Care full-time top-up award Level 6 modules EY621 Safeguarding children EY622 Social policy: rhetoric and reality EY623 Inclusion and disability EY625/EY633 Dissertation (double module) Optional module from: EY626 Childhood in a changing world EY627 Healthy communities EY628 Leadership and management in ECEC settings EY629 Education studies in early years EY630 Developing creativity in the early years EY632 International childcare practices

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 code X31A
Institution code N36
Campus name Newman University
Campus code N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Applicants will need to have 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5.

Entry requirements are flexible and recognise a range of academic qualifications as well as relevant work experience. Applicants must obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


The DBS is not a requirement for application or enrolment; though if your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required before starting any work placement. Please contact for further information regarding DBS requirements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Whole course
EU £9,250 Whole course
England £9,250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9,250 Whole course
Scotland £9,250 Whole course
Wales £9,250 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course, where applicable. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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Fax: 01214761196

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Additional information

We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 16th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 17th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 18th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 20th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone

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The Admissions Registrar

0121 476 1181

Fax: 0121 476 1196