University of Huddersfield

Early Years University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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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.

Part time also available, please visit our website for further information.

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

Assessments vary and include essays, developing creative and teaching resources to support children’s learning, student-led seminars, presentations and timed tests.

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 -

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

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 D*D* BTEC National Diploma or CACHE Diploma grade B relevant to working with children.​
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

In addition you must also:
* have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above and GCSE Maths (or equivalent) 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

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements -

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available Please email the Student Finance Office ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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