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Course summary

This degree course is awarded by the University of Chichester. The Foundation Degree in Early Years develops students understanding of theory relating to child development and reflective practice, as well as exploring topics such as Health and Wellbeing, Safeguarding and Understanding Behaviour. The growing demand for the Early Years (FdA) Foundation Degree reflects a national trend and the government’s commitment to transforming the workforce.


With combined theoretical study and practical work, you will develop an understanding of child development and reflective practice. The Foundation Degree in Early Years Programme is delivered over two years.

Assessment method

The learning outcomes of the modules are met through a mixture of taught sessions, student led seminars, workshop activities, individual reading and reflective learning, as outlined in the module descriptors. Assessment includes written assignments, portfolios, poster presentations and reflective accounts.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

- Core GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) which must include English and Maths. - Level 3 qualification for example DCE/NNEB or NVQ3/CCLD in Early Years Care and Education or equivalent. - Applicants must be working in an Early Years/Childcare setting and normally have been employed within such a setting for at least two years, or have two years previous experience in a work placement. Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours per week of activity-focussed time with children. You should also be able to provide evidence of completion of a normal HE access route (A levels, Childcare Level 3 NVQ, Higher Education Access course) or other evidence of capability to undertake study at Higher Education. - Agreement from the workplace/employer to support the student through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course. - Clean DBS check.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Years at Orbital South Colleges University Centre - UCAS