Havant and South Downs College

Early Childhood BA (Hons)Top-Up Degree Havant and South Downs College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Chichester


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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood (Level 6 top up) is a one-year full time programme of study. It provides a progression for those students who wish to top up their Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification to a BA Honours. The range of modules enable students to explore key aspects of childhood from the psychological and sociological, to the global and cultural, to the economic and educational. Students will develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking.

This course is designed to build on previous study, enabling you to top up to an honours degree. The course aims to extend your understanding of the diverse contexts in which children learn and develop as well as exploring key aspects of Early Childhood.

Core modules:

  • Independent Project

  • Leading and Managing Professional Practice

Special Educational Needs and Disability Optional modules:

  • Children’s Literature and the Media

  • Learning, Teaching and Caring in the Adventure Education

  • Therapeutic Play

Access to a pc is required to complete coursework.

This course is designed for practitioners who may wish to progress to further study and qualifications, such as the PGCE leading to Qualified Teacher Status (subject to entry requirements of the receiving institution)

Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) Careers include:

  • Learning mentor

  • Early Years Teacher (EYT)

  • Primary school teacher

  • Special educational needs (SEN) teacher

  • Social worker

  • Child psychotherapist and counsellor

  • Educational psychologist

  • Paediatric nurse

  • Speech and language therapist

  • Early Years Outreach worker

  • Local Authority worker

Students will be able to develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking skills as well as gaining knowledge of areas which are of particular interest. The degree equips graduates to explore a range of careers in the early years sector, as well as completing postgraduate qualifications, in order to work within the fields of health, education and social work.

Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 X300
Institution code S42
Campus name South Downs Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At this time Havant and South Downs College is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Foundation Degree in Early Childhood (other qualifications considered).

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood or another qualifications considered in a related subject such as Early Childhood. You must have professional experience of working or volunteering in an early years setting (examples include a Nursery, Day care, Key Stage 1 or Reception class of a school or as a childminder).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4,715 * Whole course
EU £4,715 * Whole course
England £4,715 * Whole course
Northern Ireland £4,715 * Whole course
Scotland £4,715 * Whole course
Wales £4,715 * Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Havant and South Downs College
College Road
Purbrook Way

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