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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: X392. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.

This programme is a top-up course to convert a relevant Foundation Degree into a full BA (Hons) degree.

The qualification delivers a wide range of knowledge and skills to enable you to gain and maintain employment within the education sector and related divisions. In addition, you will be developing core skills and understanding based on current practice in the education sector, and the leadership skills required to impact upon environments which support children’s learning and development. The course content will consider the education needs of children from birth to 11 years of age, and there is an expectation that you will have experience of, and access to children within this age range.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry: Completion of a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent.

Non-standard entry:

Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Duration and Attendance

This is a one year, full-time top-up course. The programme is normally taught on one afternoon and evening each week allowing for students to undertake study around existing work commitments. For part-time study, please contact the college directly.

Programme Content

Teaching will take place mainly in the classroom, however, other practical environments such as outdoor settings and alternative educational environments will be experienced to broaden and develop your learning.

Course themes include:

  • Child-centred education
  • Leading a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Outdoor learning
  • Work-based project
  • Developing inclusive environments
  • Early years policy and provisions
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Critical perspectives in education

Assessment Methods

The course is assessed via a range of methods including seminar activities and written assignments. Each module is assessed on an individual basis and may include a variety of the methods listed above.


On successful completion of the course you will receive a BA (Hons) degree in Leading Children’s Learning and Development. Graduates with the appropriate grades may progress to Masters-level, PGCE courses or into employment.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Full time £6165 £7200
Part time £3080 £3600

*International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425. 

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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