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Children's Development and Learning BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This course is a work-based route to a broad degree in education that enables students to progress to teacher training (such as EYTS or QTS). Most of your assignments will be based around the tasks you complete as part of your job, enabling you to apply your skills directly to the workplace.

This course enables you to convert a Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning or equivalent to a full BA. You do not have to have taken your initial degree through the University of Reading's partner colleges. It is aimed at early years and education professionals who work with children up to the age of 11 and is based on an attendance pattern of one day per week.

This vocational degree is a work-based course, and most of your assignments will be based around the tasks you complete as part of your job. This enables you to apply your newly learned skills directly to the workplace.


This course will provide you with a range of skills that will enable you to further your career as a professional working with children. It aims to equip you with the knowledge needed to effectively support them, monitor their development and achievements, and respond to changing circumstances.

Additionally, you will be well-placed to go on to further training for a range of careers within education, health and social care. Many of our graduates move on to Early Years Teacher Status, PGCE and master’s courses.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,320per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

Students need GCSE Grade C (4) or above in English. They should already hold a relevant Foundation Degree and be working in a relevant workplace for at least two and a half days per week.


University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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