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York College

Validated by York St John University

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. 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.


The programme is designed to allow students who have previously studied for a foundation degree or HND to progress onto a qualification at Honours (third year equivalent) level. The course at this level becomes more academic than previous qualifications, leaving some of the vocational aspects of the foundation degree behind. The qualification is designed to ensure that you develop an in-depth knowledge of the education sector alongside the leadership skills required to progress to a senior role within the Children's Workforce. It is aimed at individuals working mainly in an early years or primary school-age setting.

Entry Requirements

Completion of Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning and Development (or equivalent)

A Placement of at least 100 hours per year
A satisfactory DBS

Duration and Attendance

Full-time: 1 year 

Part-time: 1.5 years 

Programme Content

Leadership in Organisations
Critical Perspectives on Education
Child-Centred Early Education
Outdoor Learning
Multi-disciplinary working
Introduction to work-based project or Introduction to Dissertation
Work-based project or Dissertation

Participants will need to buy books and work within the Children's Workforce.


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 Educational Leadership - Children's Workforce (Top-up). 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. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email 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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