Barnsley College Higher Education

Professional Practice: Early Childhood Studies (Top up) Barnsley College Higher Education Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Leeds Trinity University


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Course summary

This one year work-based learning Level 6 Top-Up degree is designed to be undertaken on completion of a foundation degree, or other Level 5 qualification, (this must hold a minimum of 240 UCAS points) in an area related to Early Years care and education and/or the support of children and families. It is ideal preparation for postgraduate training and education and/or a career in leadership in an Early Years setting or children’s centre. You will have the opportunity to develop subject expertise, while engaging with current debate and professional practice. You will be introduced to new concepts and higher order skills such as synthesis and critical evaluation

Course details


On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
• Leadership in a Multi-Agency Environment
• Early Years Professionalisation
• Evaluating Current Debates and Developments
• Work-Based Research Proposal
• Project
• Theoretical Perspectives: Early Learning and Early Experience.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a mixture of reports, essays, presentations etc.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 PECS
Institution code B13
Campus name Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Successful completion of a foundation degree in a relevant Education area or equivalent Level 5 qualification. Other requirements: We require GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language (or L2 equivalent is accepted).

We welcome students with a range of qualifications and we treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,995 Year 1
Scotland £5,995 Year 1
Wales £5,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are calculated on 2019 entry and are subject to change for 2020

Provider information

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Barnsley College Higher Education
PO Box No 266
Church Street
S70 2YW

Clearing contact details

Contact us at Barnsley College Higher Education

Course contact details

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Main Contact

01226 216123