BA (Hons) Early Childhood Level 6 Top-up

Higher Education

Date (from)



Awarding body


Full Time - September 2018


University of Chichester


Course introduction

The South of England Early Years Consortium, led by the University of Chichester delivers the Early Years Teacher Status across London and the South East of England.

They work in areas that can benefit children most at risk of disadvantage and offer high quality personalised support to every trainee taking an Early Years Initial Teacher Training Programme.

The Early Years Teacher Status is a professional accreditation endorsed by the Government and builds upon the strengths of the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) Programme.


    Why choose Brock for BA (Hons) Early Childhood Level 6 Top-up?

    We are working in partnership with the University of Chichester to be able to offer this programme of study in response to the early years sector and workforce requirements.

    We see our role as educators, supporting the development of knowledgeable, questioning and independent thinkers into the various disciplines that make up the early years sector.

    Course structure

    Children’s Literature and the Media

    This module explores different areas of literature and media which are specifically designed for children, such as books, computer games, film and television. 

    Independent Project

    The independent project is designed to engage the student in a longer-term and analytical piece of research on a topic relevant to childhood studies (early years).

    Learning, Teaching and Caring in Adventure Education

    To introduce and experience innovative and adventurous environments in which children can develop, learn and play such as Forest Schools and Beach School.  

    Leading and Managing Professional Practice

    This module aims to introduce students to the key factors that affect strategies for leading and implementing change in their work or volunteering environment.

    Special Educational Needs and Disability

    The central aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the issues that surround special educational needs and disability (SEND) in society and early years settings, with particular reference to up-to-date government policy initiatives and legislation. 

    Minimum entry requirements

     You must...

    • Be an Level 3 Early Years Practitioner HND/FDEG in Early Years.
    • Hold a current DBS clearance.
    • Be employed in the workplace.
    • Have evidence of Grade C or above in English and Maths and Science if you wish to progress to SCITT/EYT/PGCE.

    What can I do with this qualification?

    This degree provides the opportunity to study early childhood from a broad multi-disciplinary perspective.

    It opens up opportunities for further specialist study that facilitates entry into a wide range of careers, including teaching, or progression to a wide range of professions such as; speech and language therapy, early years work, local authority development work or family support work.

    Some examples of career opportunities directly related to your BA (Hons) Early Childhood honour degree:

    Learning mentor;  Early years teacher (EYT); Primary school teacher; Special educational needs (SEN) teacher; Social worker; Child psychotherapist and counsellor; Educational psychologist; Paediatric nurse; Speech and language therapist; Early Years Outreach worker; Local Authority worker.

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