BA (Hons) Early Years Practice (Top-up) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Early Years Practice

  • Small class sizes, offering unrivalled student to lecturer contact time.
  • Natural progression route from the FdA Early Years Practice degree at University Centre St Helens.
  • Support your practical experience with theoretical knowledge, allowing you to explore careers in a wide range of Early Years settings.
Start Date / End Date: September 2019 - May 2020
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2019 Tuition Fee: £7,750 per year
Entry Requirements: See Entry Criteria tab below
Course Contact: Cath Barker
Telephone: 01744 623304
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The BA (Hons) Early Years Practice aims to reflect the common core of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required by those working with young children in early years' settings, schools and other areas of children's services. In particular, the programme aims to equip learners with the subject knowledge, understanding, characteristics and skills described in the QAA Early Childhood Studies Benchmark Statements (2014) and associated with the children's workforce.

Covering a range of modules, including The Early Childhood Professional, Principles and Pedagogy in Early Childhood and International Perspectives in Early Childhood, this degree course provides students with the opportunity to explore theoretical concepts in a research context and to apply the principles of evidence informed and ethical practice, to providing a range of transferable skills required for success in employment, including ICT, teamwork, critical thinking, reflection, problem solving and communication.

Ref: Cath Barker



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““Completing a range of placements as part of my course prepared me for my career. I now work with children with special educational needs. ”

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Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience within childcare settings such as nurseries and schools. 

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