Course overviewBA Hons Early Childhood Studies Top-up Year City of Bristol College
Boost your foundation qualification with a top-up degree, delivered by City of Bristol College. Run by a specialist university liaison, in collaboration with subject experts from City of Bristol College, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-Up offers support from a close-knit teaching team, plus access to Bath Spa’s library and digital resources.
This is a child-focused top-up degree, designed by Bath Spa University to enable you to expand on knowledge and ideas from your Foundation Degree, thereby challenging you to further develop your thinking and practice. This rich, academic course is grounded in practice and reflection.
Institution name: BCBA
Institution code: B20
Course code: X333
This course is provided by Bath Spa University
Dates and applications
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|Hours per week
|12/09/2024 - 26/06/2025
|Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
|Ashley Down Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for early years practitioners wishing to obtain a full degree. It is an excellent progression route for those wishing to progress to teacher training.
What you'll learn
Modules will include:
• Children’s mark-making and symbolic representation
• Leadership and teamwork
• Differing perspectives of early childhood education
• Play throughout the life course
• Research skills
• Reflective practice
Course entry requirements
You will have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years or equivalent qualification. Previous experience may be considered.
Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis.
You will have at least two years of experience working with children from birth to eight years old.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course runs one day a week, and you will study six modules including an education dissertation.
Lecturers possess wide experiences of the Early Childhood industry, together with connections to Bath Spa University and early childhood networks in Bristol.
Assessment will be through coursework and presentations.
Future career and study opportunities
Following completion, students can progress to study higher level qualifications such as an MA or undertake teaching training. It is also an excellent foundation for other careers within the early childhood sector or wider community.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.