BA (Hons) Professional Practice Top-up Degree

If you are currently working in a professional area such as early years, children’s services or elsewhere in the education sector, this degree will enable you to enhance your skills and expertise, furthering your professional development.



Anyone working within a professional role who would like to further their knowledge and qualifications and gain a BA Hons degree.


Independent self-study:

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 15-20 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for final assessments.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the library resources with extensive electronic learning resources and Blackboard, the virtual learning environment.


You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you through tutorials, the independent study and Specialism modules. You’ll attend a combination of lectures, seminars, and also learn through discussion and small group activities.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include the independent study, portfolio, essay, case study and reflective evaluation.

The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year are set out in the module outline, the handbook for each module.

Duration and Level

1 Year full time course. Term time Only.

Level 6

Awarding Institution

University of Worcester

Course Requirements

120 credits at Level 4 HE

120 credits at Level 5 HE

Current experience of working in a relevant professional setting


Standard tuition fees apply. You may be eligible for a student loan to help pay the cost of your tuition fees.

How to apply


UCAS course code: X370

Institution code: W80

Campus code: G