BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with University of Gloucestershire, UK


The University of Gloucestershire, UK is our partner university that accepts students who have successfully completed Diploma in Early Childhood Education to study BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies for a duration of one year. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at the University of Gloucestershire aim to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience teaching trends at an international level.


Students with a higher level of interest in early childhood education especially those who aim to specialize in this ever-growing industry or to pursue a deeper understanding of the early childhood education world can further their studies by taking the Bachelor in Early Childhood Studies upon the completion of their diploma (in a related field) here in Dika College. Whether you are pursuing a better pay grade, or the next stepping stone before Masters and then a PhD, or perhaps you are just interested to know more, this degree programme explores more in-depth pedagogical theories, techniques, and the developmental journey of children


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Work-based placements, option to continue for a Practitioner’s competency pathway, and a chance to visit Stockholm, Sweden for comparative study.

Classroom activities will focus on coursework, outdoor experience, and active learning besides the compulsory methodologies to learn.

Benefits of Pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree

  • Better pay

It does sound materialistic at face value, however, the fact of the matter is, degree holders, do get better pay than those holding certificates or diplomas. Graduates can be expected to get better opportunities as holding a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies certificate, especially coupled with working experience, can “trampoline” you to a better position in a workplace.


  • Sufficient groundwork to pursue further

Graduates who are keen to be lecturers or experts in this industry would surely need to pursue further, which means, they need to complete their Masters and even Ph.D., before they can even be recognized as an expert. When you complete your studies in Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, you have more knowledge, more experiences, and more familiarity with the expectation of the industry. Completing a Masters is not easy, hence, you need the right framework and mindset to even begin to attempt to do Masters. And doing a degree in Early Childhood will give you just that.


  • The industry is sustainable

You don’t want to pursue a course that will be obsolete in the next 10 years’ time (re: Philosophy degree). It is very important to study something that is ever-changing, growing, and a necessity for the public at large. This will make your specialization always in-demand. Education is one of those courses, and the world of children is still a mystery for many experts where there are certain areas that even the best scientists have yet to discover. So, you can be assured a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies will not go to waste.


Find out more about this degree by University of Gloucestershire here

About University of Gloucestershire

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University of Gloucestershire (UoG), UK has more than 180 years of experience in teaching and education, providing tertiary & higher education in the foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, and even research programmes. In totality, the entire campus holds more than 10,000 students. Only 2 hours away from London, it is situated strategically between Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, the campus provides the perfect venue for learning environment, from its lush greeneries to its rich historical buildings and past, UoG is made to learn.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Key Skills for University, Employment, and Life
  • Professional Practice in Early Years 1
  • The Sociology of Childhood
  • The Psychology of Childhood
  • Special Needs: Listening to Children

Elective Course:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Health for Life
  • International Comparative Visit
  • Comparative Studies

Year 2

  • Students as Researchers
  • Professional Practice in Early Years 2
  • Working with Children, Families and Communities
  • Promoting Children’s Wellbeing
  • Promoting Children as Competent Learners
  • Professionalism and Legal Responsibilities
  • The Creative and Thinking Child

Final Year

  • Work Based Project / Dissertation
  • Professional Practice in Early Years 3
  • Early Childhood: Contemporary Issues

Class Structure

  • Placements in Each Year
  • Focus on employability
  • Guest Lectures
  • Opportunities to specialise
  • Varied assessments
  • Active learning
  • International Trip to Sweden
  • 100% coursework


September 2022

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate (bachelors) advanced entry:


  • Successful completion of Dika College’s diploma with good grades
  • SPM 1119 English Grade C or above, or IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent
  • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.
  • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS check.

Career Path

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Early Years Manager
  • Early Years Teacher
  • Family Support Worker
  • Children’s Centre Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Play Therapist
  • Play Specialist


Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

UoG provides in-campus accommodation and registered housing and lodging for students.


  • Halls of Residence
  • University Registered Housing
  • University Registered Lodging


Kindly contact our education counselors for more information.

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