University of Huddersfield

Early Years University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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The first few years of a child’s development have a huge impact in preparing them for later life. That’s why there’s so much debate about providing young children with the best possible foundation, and that debate is shaping the latest government reforms. This course gives you a thorough grounding in childhood development, helping you go on to work with young children and their families in those crucial early years.

Our Early Years BA(Hons) course will give you the chance to explore a wide range of issues to do with young children up to six years old. You’ll look at health and wellbeing, education and learning and development. We’ll also go on to take a wider view, focusing on topics such as safeguarding, society and environment.

Work placements form a key part of the course. Your placement will give you the chance to gain real, practical experience working in a professional environment. These practical experiences, combined with your academic studies, will help you develop the skills that employers are looking for.

While you’re studying, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years classroom designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study.

Course details


Year 1 - Core modules: Theories and Strategies for Learning; Perspectives in Learning and Development; Professional Practice; Self Society and Welfare. Year 2 - Core modules: Safeguarding Children and Young People; Advanced Professional Practice; Literacy and Mathematics in Early Years and KS1; Senior Practitioner. Year 3 Core modules: Health and Well Being; Research Methodologies; Major Study. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include: Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts; Support Learning in Young Children.

Assessment method


Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

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 X110
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
A level BBC or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

CACHE Diploma Grade B.

In addition you must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Provide a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances.

Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

If you possess a qualification which differs to those listed for entry onto this course please refer to our webpages

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees detailed are the fees agreed for 17/18. These may be subject to an inflationary rise in 18/19.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship

Provider information

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University of Huddersfield

Course contact details

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School of Education and Professional Development - Admissions

+44 (0)1484 478249

Student Recruitment Team

+44 (0)1484 472625