BA (Hons) Early Years Care And Education Top Up

This one-year BA (Hons) Early Years (Top-Up) is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant / related subject, up to Level 5. The course is designed to expands upon your current knowledge and understanding of the Early Years sector, by now considering the industry from a different perspective. The modules are designed for you to reflect on your own leadership styles and qualities and review your current practice. This final year will prepare you to adapt to the ongoing changes happening in this dynamic sector.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 6

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)


Higher Education (HE)


Options Course Code Starts Ends Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 61350 23/09/24 13/06/25 £7995 £9000

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum of 64 UCAS points (160 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have graduated you will have a full honours degree, many of our student used the knowledge and skills they have gained to change careers and take up management positions within the industry.

Additional Info

Entry Requirements

• Applicants must be working in an Early Years setting and should have been employed within that setting for at least two years. Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity within the setting.

• Completion of a level 5 qualification such as an HND or FdA in Early Years or presentation of other evidence of capability to undertake study at level 6.

• Applicants must have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

• In certain circumstances applicants may be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work. Claims for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will also be considered in accordance with university guidance.

• International students will be requested to provide a digital portfolio; evidence of IELTS 6.0 overall, and 6.0 in writing, and equivalent Level 5 qualifications.

• Selection is by means of application form and interview. Students will be expected to produce a 500-word, word processed document reflecting their role as an operational manager.