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BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (Top-Up)

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


Please note that this programme is currently being revalidated, which means there may be some changes for 2019/20.

This programme will suit people who are looking for a career in, or are already working, with children and young people. Many of the students who take this programme are working in nurseries, schools or special needs schools, for example as learning support assistants.

This course enhances practice and facilitates professional progression through the acquisition of transferable skills, such as reflecting in and on practice, working collaboratively and effectively as a team member, and conducting research using appropriate tools and methodology. Study of this programme will enable you to analyse ethical and professional conflicts that arise in practice and to develop the ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in your own existing or prospective settings.

The programme is taught through group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, practical based research and guided independent study.

All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation.

UCAS Code:X310

Why our College?

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time gradates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment of further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes).

This places our College in the top 10% of providers and provides you with excellent routes to get you to where you want to be.

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require no more than two days attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Entry Requirements

Most applicants will progress from the Foundation Degree in Early Years. For students from other courses there will be mapping of the modules to ensure that there is a close match.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage


This programme is assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, individual presentations, creative workshops, field research, seminars, portfolios and examinations.


The programme could also open up opportunities for post-graduate study leading to other qualifications, for example in teaching or Social Work.

Career Progression

Graduates from this programme can expect to access a wide variety of careers, including management of settings and local authority work in support of children or teaching.


Course fee per year: £8,000