If your ambition is to enter an Early Years profession, and you have a Foundation Degree, get an Honours degree in just one year with this top up course. Develop your understanding of early education and child development in the family and society, choosing a research dissertation topic and much of the course content to suit your interests and circumstances. The Applied Early Years Studies BA (Hons) is a top up (progression) course which builds on knowledge and skills gained from a previous, relevant Foundation Degree e.g. the University of Bedfordshire FD Early Years or a similar 240 credit course. Learn about early education, child development, and the developing child in their family and society and in local and global contexts. Study based on a holistic approach to learning and understanding the needs of children and builds on your experiences in the workplace. Develop your understanding the importance of education research and enquiry, and carry out research in your own area. Gain practical skills by undertaking work placements. Benefit from a course that provides a clear route into a professional graduate role in Early Years, through Early Years teacher status, primary initial teacher training or leadership and management.