University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


Course options

Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Whether experienced in the Early Years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, the Top-Up Degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect programme to enhance your career opportunities. You will develop skills as a critically reflective practitioner and learn to be a visionary leader needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

On successful completion of this Honour Degree you could secure employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings - children's centre worker, home / school liaison officer, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. The Honours Degree could also lead to management and leadership roles within early years settings, children's centres and schools. Post-graduate qualifications such as a PGCE are also a possibility.

Course details


Modules studied may include

  • Adult Concepts of Childhood
  • Global Perspectives on Education
  • The Creative Reflective Practitioner
  • Contemporary Discourses in Early Years
  • Dissertation


Assessment method

There are no examinations on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignment - reflective essay, learning and development resources, and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussion, small group work and guest speakers.

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 X310
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

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 Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 in an appropriate discipline.

Applicants are required to also have 5 GCSEs 4-9 (A*-C) including English Language and Maths or an equivalent L2

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

Visit our website

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Information and Guidance

01278 441234