School of Education

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
13 January 2025,16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (2 years)
Campus location
London Early Years Foundation
School of Education
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Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies top up is designed to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies with the University of Wolverhampton and London Early Years Foundation at degree level.

The course at Level 6 offers a unique blend of theories and practices in relation to Early Childhood and Early Childhood Services. We recognise that you will have a unique learning journey and we will maximise your potential through optional assessment choices such as a dissertation, interview, written assessments, reports and written plans.

Your teaching staff at London Early Years Foundation and the University are active researchers and these interests contribute to high quality teaching. You will benefit from the latest research in the areas of Early Childhood such as ‘mental health and resilience,’ ‘early year’s professionalism,’ men in childcare’ and ‘pedagogy of play.’

Your teaching team has a range of expertise and practice in Early Childhood which will help you to make the link between your learning on the course and your experiences and practice. This course is taught part-time so you are able to study more flexibly and you have the opportunity to relate work-related experiences or voluntary placements to your learning on the course. 

What happens on the course?

As a student on this course, you will further develop the skills and knowledge required to work with children from conception to eight years, their families and the services that support them.

At your learning on this course will involve gaining knowledge about the multiple perspectives of babies, young children, families and communities by drawing on a range of subject areas, such as history, psychology, education, health, welfare, sociology and social policy, cultural studies, law, and political and economic perspectives.

By drawing on these different perspectives you will understand and analyse the processes that shape childhood and babies and young children’s lives. You will also understand and analyse ethical principles, children’s rights and perspectives on childhood, outdoor play, multi-agency working, and leadership for sustainability in early year’s contexts, the early year’s curriculum and inclusive play provision.

Your engagement with London Early Years Foundation will provide you with the opportunity to be tale part in research, present findings of research at conferences. 

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £3083 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3083 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £3083 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £3083 per year# 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Entry Requirements

For Direct entry to Level 6 you need to have achieved a Foundation Degree; BTEC HND or 240 higher level credits in a subject related area.

    Other Requirements

    Successfully short listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview at London Early Years Foundation.

    Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which will be undertaken through London Early Years Foundation.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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