BA (Hons) Professional Practice (Early Years) Top UpTop-Up Degree • Level 4
About the course
This top-up degree has been specifically designed to enable practitioners in community health, education, social care and policing to meet their continuing professional development needs and develop their expertise in their practice setting. This flexible, work-based programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or a Diploma in Higher Education. It is designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise and enable enhanced practice and career progression. This course offers a grounding that enables Early Years practitioners to enhance their practice with children and their families. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs within Early Years and Education.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Awarded ByThis course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University
Applicants should normally have 120 credits at Level 5 and will normally be working in a relevant area of community health, education and social care. Evidence of working in a relevant practice area will be required prior to commencing the programme. Students choosing the modular option who intend to complete this degree programme can only use a maximum of 60 credits as Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL).
The modules on this course are: Leadership and Management in Practice; Research and Innovation in Practice; Critical Issues in Early Years Practice, Introduction to Safeguarding
This top-up degree will be fully assessed on coursework you complete throughout the one-year course.
Careers & Progression
This course offers a perfect grounding for Early Years practitioners to enhance their practice with children and their families. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification to enable your career progression, including highly sought after jobs within Early Years and Education. There are also further opportunities for successful students to progress onto early years teacher or wider teacher training programmes or studying at Master’s level towards an award in a relevant field of interest.