BA (Hons) Top Up in Education, Learning and Development

This top-up degree builds on the practical and theoretical skills gained in the foundation degree and allows those in the sector to gain an honours degree.

What Will I Learn?

You will study a range of modules which may include: Leadership and Management, Working with Multi-agency Teams, Learning and Teaching. Learner Voice and Well-being/ Independent Study (Research Project)

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to reflect on practice and develop on going links between the integration of theory into practice and planning for future development.

Entry Requirements

You need to have successfully completed the Foundation Degree Education Learning and Development, Foundation Degree Early Years Care & Education or Foundation Degree Learning Support. Additionally, it would be beneficial to be employed professionally or voluntarily in a childcare or education setting although this is not a requirement.

Enhanced DBS check will be required.


Work based learning is central to the course and this will be an integral element of the academic learning experience. A variety of assessment approaches may be used, including written assignments, a case study, projects/presentations, oral debate and a longitudinal professional practice portfolio.

You will also be required to conduct an independent project.

Career Progression

From the BA you could progress to postgraduate or Masters level study. Career paths typically include those in education, health and social care, with graduates working in schools, nurseries, children’s charities and integrated children’s centres. Increasingly graduates are finding employment in newly created initiatives, such as Flying Start as well as in private sector projects.

Further Notes

No applications from overseas non-EU students

HE Fees are subject to change

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Course Details
Level:Level 6
Mode:Part Time Evening
Start Date:05/09/2022
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Location:Ystrad Mynach
Course Code:01E617YA
HE Tuition Fee Year 1: £1920

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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