University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This one-year early years top-up degree is for foundation and honours graduates looking to retrain in early years education. You will develop your ability to lead, support and mentor colleagues in an early years setting.

Most lectures take place one day a week to fit in with work schedules. You will also undertake a dissertation, in which you will explore a specialist area of early years, and have the option to graduate with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Course Modules

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

Child Development and Learning: Birth to Five Years (30 credits)

Leading and Managing in the Early Years (30 credits)

Curriculum and Assessment in Early Years: Workplace Project (30 credits)

Keeping Children Safe from Harm (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 module from this list of options:

Early Intervention (15 credits)

Mentor Preparation for the Children's Workforce (15 credits)

Comparative International Social Policy (15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees