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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. Study full-time or part-time with an option to Top-up your existing qualification at University Centre West Anglia.

Complete this course successfully and you’ll be an honours graduate authorised to work with early years children in the UK. We've designed this course at University Centre West Anglia around sector requirements such as the Common Core of Knowledge and Skills for the UK Early Years Workforce.

Students on this course are only required to be on campus one day a week.

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Facilities at UcWA

Study at University Centre West Anglia and benefit from facilities including:

  • 14 digitally-enabled classrooms
  • 120-seat multimedia lecture theatre
  • a Learning Resource Centre, containing traditional and modern resources to enhance your learning
  • depending on your course, you may use the £2.5m Creative Studios building.


This course will equip you for a variety of early years roles and is useful in other sectors too, such as educational psychology and social work. It’s also a good basis for postgraduate study and research.

With a full BA (Hons) degree and appropriate entry requirements, you could progress into primary teacher training or early years teacher training, both of which would require a further year of study.

Some students decide to continue their studies by moving on to Masters-level study in education, early years or social work. Some progress into management posts in early years settings or full day care.

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