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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Education - Early Years (1 year top-up)

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

Prepare for a graduate leadership role in the ECEC sector, leading small scale research and managing change, learning and quality improvement in your organisation.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? U8H8
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Develop and enhance the skills you need to take on a role with more responsibility.
  • Top up your current HND or Foundation Degree to a full undergraduate degree with honours.
  • Progress onto professional qualifications such as Qualified Teacher Status.

If you have a foundation degree or equivalent qualification with an early years focus and are employed or on voluntary placement in an early years setting, this course allows you to progress further and achieve a full honours degree. You gain the latest knowledge and thinking, learning approaches to developing effective practice in early years which draw on the latest research.

How you learn

Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Procter
Sarah Procter
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

The approach to teaching and learning is flexible varied and responsive to your needs. You build on the knowledge, understanding and professional experiences that you bring to the course.

You will learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • one-to-one tutorials
  • group learning tasks
  • reflection on work-based learning
  • self-directed study

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • management and curriculum leadership posts in education
  • higher level management and leadership positions in larger organisations

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths, Science and English at grade C or 4.

Must hold a foundation degree or a degree. Must be employed or volunteering in a school and be supported by the headteacher.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Professional Practice 2 (Setting-Based) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Professional Practice One (Setting-Based) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership And Quality Improvement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning A Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

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