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Early Childhood Studies, BA

(Hons) Top Up

 

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 Early Years Practice, or similar undergraduate course.

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.

Skills and knowledge developed:

Students gain knowledge and understanding of the principles and values that underpin 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.

On successful completion the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects within the early years including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, at least some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of a discipline
  • Deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry
  • Devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of a discipline
  • Describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline
  • Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge
  • Manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources
  • Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects
  • Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem
  • Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Special features:

Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for learners to attain a level of professional practice. The level 6 top-up degree in Early Years is an employment-related education qualification which will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. All modules link theory to practice.

The course is awarded by the Open University.

 

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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 in maths, English and science to progress onto a postgraduate course.

What the course leads to

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 in maths, English and science to progress onto a postgraduate course.

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