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Course summary

If you are already working in a childcare setting and looking to develop your skills and career, this course is the ideal place to start your studies. Studying in small, intimate groups, trainee Early Years practitioners get the chance to enhance skills and professional standing, while enjoying a practical, hands-on introduction to key issues. This course supports the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), ensuring you can deliver provision that complies with EYFS learning and development requirements. The course is carefully designed to offer appropriate skills and knowledge relating to professional practice and the application of work-based experience. It also focuses on your self-development and independent learning, as well as teamwork and your ability to manage others. Applying your knowledge in real Early Years settings is a vital part of your learning, and you will need to undertake a work placement during the course. As a working, part-time student, you will normally achieve this through your professional commitments; if you study full-time, you get all the support you need to find a suitable work placement. Although based at the respected South and City College Birmingham (Digbeth Campus), you have full use of University facilities and will feel part of our supportive student community. Equivalent to two years of degree-level study, this course offers entry to the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course at Level 5 (Year 2) or 6 (Year 3), depending on your mark profile on completion of the foundation degree.

How to apply

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South and City College Birmingham
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no subtest below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7000 Year 1
England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 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 Birmingham City University - UCAS