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Childhood Education Studies Top-up (Online) BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Childhood experiences shape our whole lives, and being part of that journey as a professional supporting children and families is a truly rewarding career. If you already have a background in this field and want to boost your academic credentials through distance learning, our Childhood Education Studies top-up degree at University College Birmingham enables you to study online and further develop your skills for the sector.**Who's the course for?**Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this course will suit you if you are interested in the childcare sector and would like a flexible approach to study that you can fit around your working commitments.**Why should I study this course?**- **FLEXIBLE ONLINE LEARNING** – Boost your skills while maintaining full-time/part-time employment by studying our top-up course online- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Learn about a variety of specialist topics through optional modules, a final dissertation and innovative assessment regimes- **DIVERSE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE** – Develop your understanding of childhood development and sociology as well as employability skills for your future career**Great! Tell me more**Our ‘flexi-learn’ online course offers you an authentic sense of community by using a mixture of communication tools, such as web-based/email delivery and ‘real-time’ online activities and conversations. Using web conferencing software, you will have face-to-face contact with module staff, personal tutors and dissertation supervisors throughout your course. We will offer you training to help familiarise you with this software before your course begins.The course is assessed entirely through coursework, using different approaches to encourage you to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways.**What skills will I gain?**Completing this course will give you an in-depth understanding of children’s complex psycho-social, physical, emotional and cognitive needs, as well as enhancing your awareness of legislative frameworks, social trends and issues surrounding childhood development.Through our optional modules, you will be able to learn about how childhood is affected by environmental factors around the world, explore the importance of listening to children in a professional context and build on your knowledge of psychology, health and wellbeing.In addition, you will build a range of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills essential for success in this field.**What about the future?**This top-up course provides you with an exceptional qualification for working in a profession related to childhood and education. It will open up job opportunities for you in child-related organisations within a variety of areas including:- Education- Leisure- Welfare- Counselling- AdvocacyMany of our graduates go on to become primary school teachers or nursery school managers/owners, while others work in the social care field or supporting children with complex behavioural or learning needs.After completing this course, you can also move on to postgraduate study, including a PGCE course at University College Birmingham.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,500per year

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Applicants require a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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