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Early Childhood Education and Care top-up award BA (Hons)

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Attendance requirement is one afternoon and evening per week.
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The BA top-up award will be suitable for those who have completed an Early Years Foundation degree and want to progress to level 6 to achieve an honours degree in Early Childhood Education and Care
Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT, West Midlands, United Kingdom

This part-time single honours programme helps you to develop your career by converting your Early Years Foundation Degree and matching your future plans for progression.

This programme uses both work-based and blended learning methods to help you to study at your own pace and in your own time. The course also supports you with face-to-face tutorials, project facilities and feedback sessions at times when able to attend.

The BA top-up award is designed for Early Years Foundation degree graduates or equivalent to progress to level 6 to achieve an honours deree in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Special features

  • Progression from a foundation degree to an Honours degree in 1.5 - 2 years
  • Workplace focus
  • Supported by web-based learning.


Assessment is through a wide range of methods. These include essays, research reports, case studies, group and individual presentations, exhibitions, seminars, and e-learning. Teaching and learning strategies include lectures, seminars, discussion and debate, presentations, guest speakers, workshops, an e-learning environment, visits and directed activities.


Attendance requirement is usually for one afternoon and evening per week during semesters. Modules run in parallel and require students to engage with a range of learning and teaching modes using e-learning as well as face-to-face contact with tutors.

Course length: 1.5 - 2 years Course type: Single honours

Entry requirements:

Applicants will need to have 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 and a satisfactory DBS check. Applicants from other institutions will be required to submit a 'Bridging Protocol Portfolio' that will be used to assess your ability to study at degree level.

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Fees: 2020/21*:
£9,250 (£6,840 for continuing Newman foundation degree students on the part-time route only). for full feeds and  information please visit the comparative webpage on the Newman website


Contact: Allison Tatton Head of Early Childhood Education and Care)
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2346)
Email: [email protected]

Contact for admissions enquiries

Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 3662)
Email: [email protected]

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