Early Childhood Professional Studies (Top-up) BA (Hons)

undergraduate (1 year)

September 2018

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Transform your existing qualifications into a full honours degree in just one year, and open up a world of career opportunities. Use your new skills to help you in your current job, to apply for a more senior position, or to continue into postgraduate study.

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Full description


This course takes into account the Children's Workforce Development Council and the Early Years Professional Framework. It will teach you the skills you need to work effectively in the early childhood sector. Or, when you graduate, you might apply to study a Master’s degree, or a PGCE course which would qualify you as a primary school teacher.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

  • Undergraduate Major Project
    The undergraduate major project enables you to raise and address significant questions relating to your chosen topic/issue. You'll be supported by a tutor with similar interests and research profile. This module requires autonomous study and it is your chance to demonstrate that you have met our University’s expectations and are ready to graduate.

Year one, optional modules

  • Special Study
    This module will help you deepen your knowledge of one of the key themes in Education Studies. Lectures and workshops will address a selection of these themes. Guided by discussion with your tutors, you’ll choose and research a topic and write an essay which explores and analyses conflicting evidence, approaches and theoretical viewpoints. You’ll also prepare and deliver a short oral presentation about your topic.


We’ll assess your progress regularly, helping you to develop the skills you need. There aren’t any exams, but you’ll be assessed on work such as essays, critiques, a professional portfolio and reflective journal. You will also be assessed on visual and oral presentations, child study and observations as well as presentations of work to your employers.

Where you'll study

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Fees & funding

How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

Grants and scholarships are available for:

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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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