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.
Delivered one day a week, you will study a range of modules which enable you to explore key aspects of childhood. This course will help students develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking skills.
Why Choose this Course?
This course builds on the Foundation Degree in Early Years and develops discussion around excellent practice, specifically exploring issues around leadership and management further.
Students have access to excellent support and resources from both the College and the University of Chichester. Working in the sector alongside studying enables reflection and adds relevance to work as students develop skills of critical analysis.
Foundation Degree in Early Childhood (other qualifications considered)
240 UCAS credits (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5) 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)
Students are expected to attend one day a week at College, alongside working in the sector.
Teaching and Learning
Students will explore psychological, sociological, global, cultural, economic and educational aspect of childhood. They will develop problem solving, critical analysis and independent thinking. They will be able to explore particular areas of interest with their Independent Project.
Assessment will be a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations and poster presentations. Students will be supported throughout and also be
encouraged to monitor their own progress, giving them the opportunity to discuss any issues with their lecturers during the course.
Students work in Early Years settings alongside studying which brings relevant and current practice in a range of settings. Students sometimes change roles in order to gain a wider experience.
This course leads to a BA(Hons) qualification. Students are qualified and equipped to work within management of Early Years settings. This qualification can also lead to Primary Teaching - Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) – through PGCE or Schools Direct. Other possible careers could include:
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher
Child Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Speech and Language Therapist
Early Years Outreach Worker
Local Authority Worker
- Learning Mentor
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||South Downs Campus|
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
At this time HSDC is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.
|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
|Channel Islands||£4,795 *||Whole course|
|EU||£4,795 *||Whole course|
|England||£4,795 *||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£4,795 *||Whole course|
|Scotland||£4,795 *||Whole course|
|Wales||£4,795 *||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.