BA (Hons) L6 Childhood Studies Top-up from Foundation Degree

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


University Level


Childcare & Education

Course Start Date

Monday 16th September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 35 Weeks

Course Time

09:00 - 16:15

Course Fee

£ 8200.00

Course Code


Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Childhood Studies Degree (top up) is aimed at those who already hold a level 5 qualification in a relevant field. It is aimed as a progression route for students who have completed the Foundation Degree Early Years Practice or the Foundation Degree Working with Children and Young People.

Course Requirements

Whilst applications are considered on an individual basis, offers are usually based on a requirement to have:

A Foundation Degree or a Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject.

What you will Learn

A range of themes are covered and delivered by highly experienced tutors. These modules allow for much more independent thought which enables students to closely connect the modules to practice or their future career choices. A range of subjects are included such as: global childhood, issues in the sector, pedagogy, crime and multi-agency working.


A range of assessment methods are used including reports, essays, and portfolios. Each module comprises assessments that have been carefully designed to support and develop skills in independent thinking and learning.


Many students progress to further professional qualifications to pursue careers in teaching (Primary, Secondary, or Further Education in Colleges) or social work

Career Options

Possible employment as:

Teaching Assistant
Pastoral Support
Support Worker
Early Help Worker
Family Support Worker
Learning mentor
Youth worker

Postgraduate qualifications to gain possible employment as
Further Education Lecturer
Primary School Teacher
Early Years Teacher
Family Support Worker
Social Worker
Play Therapist

Mandatory Units

You will study the following units:
Multiagency and multi-professional Practices with Children
Global Perspectives on Childhood
Current Issues
Elective: Children, Young People, Families and Crime Elective or Pedagogic Practice

Contact Details

Extra Costs Involved

Students need a current enhanced DBS certificate, issued within 12 months of the start of the course. This may be applied and paid for at enrolment.

Exam Validation Body

Sheffield Hallam University

Hours Per Week

12 hours

How Long To Complete

1 year full time

Programme Structure

Completion of the 5 units is the equivalent of 120 credits at level 6.

Contact Details

For further information please email


Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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