BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - ProgressionX121

    Course Overview

    Duration: 1 year full time.
  • Our Early Childhood Studies progression programme is a one-year course for those working in early years environments. Attending the university one day a week, students will develop key graduate skills and the ability to link theory, policy and practice.

    During the course, modules will focus on understanding childhood both locally and globally, discovering perspectives on play and learning, looking at policy and practice, and exploring leadership and management roles in children’s services. Students will also complete a dissertation in an early years area of their choosing.


    Read More


All modules are compulsory.

1st Year
  • Constructions of Childhood*
  • Leading Quality in the Early Years*
  • Perspectives on Play and Learning*
  • Policy and Practice in Children's Services*
  • Dissertation*

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

Students can progress on to our postgraduate diploma in Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status, which is the preferred status for those running Early Years setting and children's and family centres. 

Students can also progress to teaching qualifications either on postgraduate programmes or through direct entry through School Direct. Students may also choose to progress to a range of postgraduate Masters Level programmes.

Course Leader

This course team led by Jan Gourd includes Dr Susan Cooper and includes Dr Julie Evans.