BA Hons top-up degree

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BA (Hons) top-up is delivered by practitioners from Pen Green Research, Training and Development Base and accredited by the University of Hertfordshire.

Taught at St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Bradford.

The BA (Hons) is a full time course, completed over one year in study blocks. It is a highly regarded and unique qualification gained through rigourous academic learning combined with substantial work based vocational training.

The programme has been structured to meet the needs of students who are working full time. Offered over one year, teaching is delivered across three study blocks amounting to 12 days in total.   We believe this mode of study enables students to focus fully on their learning during the study blocks, enhancing the overall teaching experience. It reduces regular travel and offers students more flexibility managing their learning than is usually available.

With emphasis on integrated working across education, health and social care, this course also focus on the complexity and challenges of working with families as well as the need to develop leadership capacity at all levels within and across organisations.

dates are;

4th March 2019 to 8th March

20th May to 24th May

Course Attendance Dates

4th – 8th March 2019

20th – 24th May 2019

August - TBC

Educational Aims of the Programme

The learning outcomes of the course are for students to:

  • Critique their own ways of working and the practice within their setting, drawing on theoretical knowledge and practice wisdom to improve practice;
  • Work effectively within a team, demonstrating leadership skills and qualities, being aware of personal responsibilities through following professional codes of practice;
  • Undertake critical analysis of their work with children and families through adopting a continuous cycle of evaluation, reflection, planning and implementation in order to improve practice;
  • Communicate effectively with families and other professionals, incorporating an ethical approach to their practice.
Learning Outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes in the following areas:

Growing Together – Parent and Infant Relationships

Leaderful Practice

You will also be working towards a dissertation on your chosen specialism throught the year.


Published: 06/09/2018
Audience: Leaders, Managers & Practitioners in the PVI sector & non graduate early years staff in scho
Contact: Andrea Layzell

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