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City of Liverpool College University Centre

Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: XX32

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The BA (Hons) top up level 6 qualification is a one-year full time higher education qualification for experienced early years practitioners who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Students develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and values that underpin the early years in order to develop their professional practice. The programme aims to encourage students to reflect and critically analyse a range of perspectives in relation to contemporary issues in the early years.

Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for students to attain a level of professional practice. The level 6 top-up degree in Early Years is an employment-related educational qualification which will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. All modules link theory to practice.
Students who are not employed in the early years sector will require to complete 70 hours in a chosen early years setting as part of the Professional Practice module.

On completion of the course, graduates can progress to positions of further responsibility within the Early Years workforce. Students can also apply for postgraduate qualifications including Teacher Training or Early Years Teacher Status. Students will need GCSE grade C/4 or above in maths, English and science to progress onto a postgraduate course. It is advisable to contact the individual universities for course specific entry requirements.

Modules

Course content includes: Contemporary Issues; International Perspectives; Professional Practice and Play in the Early Years; and completion of a research dissertation based on a particular area of professional practice within early years.

Assessment methods

The programme aims to provide key knowledge and develop transferable skills and assessment tasks are developed to put this knowledge into practice and research issues further. The methods listed will be employed both for learning and assessing of the learning achieved.
Students will receive timely, relevant and constructive feedback to enable skills to continue to develop. The variety of assessments include: Research Dissertation; Portfolio; Essays; Presentations; Debates; Reports.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,278
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Northern Ireland
£8,278
per year
Scotland
£8,278
per year
Wales
£8,278
per year

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Course location:

City of Liverpool College University Centre

Department:

Health and Social Care

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