In summary…

Course Length

3 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time

Tuition Fees*

Full-time course fee is £8490 p.a. and part-time course fee is £4250 p.a.


King's Lynn Campus

Entry Requirements**

80 UCAS tariff points



Course Starts

September 2019

*more information on fees and additional costs available on the finance page.
**subject to specific entry requirements as detailed below

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on developing your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years education and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

The three year degree programme is taught by a highly experienced, professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. It draws on external practitioners and experts in the field to provide specialist input. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work-based projects, electronic discussions and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With a full BA Hons degree and appropriate entry requirements, you could progress into primary teacher training or Early Years teacher training both of which would require a further year of study. Some students decide to continue their studies moving on to Masters level study in Education, Early Years or Social Work. Some students progress into management posts in early years settings or full day care.

The full-time course requires attendance at college for two afternoons a week from 1pm to 6pm for two semesters per year. In addition you will be required to spend two days a week (or equivalent) in an early years setting or school.

Course Modules

Year 1

Learning and Development0TBC
Play, Health and Wellbeing0TBC
Researching Childhood0TBC

Year 2

Embracing Diversity0TBC
Safeguarding Children0TBC
Supporting Children Learning0TBC

Year 3

Childrens Rights0TBC
Interdisciplinary Perspectives0TBC
Undergraduate Project0TBC

Entry Requirements

  • Main

    • 80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification.
    • 5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English. 
    • Evidence of work with young children is required.
    • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will also be required.


    • A maximum of 8 UCAS Tariff points may come from the Extended Project at Grade A or A.


    • UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
    • Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 30 level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points is accepted.
    • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
    • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
    • UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted.

    International (EEA) applicants:

    International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.


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