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The Early Years Foundation Degree is a programme designed for those practitioners, or those who intend to work with, young children in public, private, voluntary and independent childcare and education settings. It provides access to a higher level qualification and career development for people working as childminders or in group settings such as reception class, nursery, kindergarten, preschool, community crèche environment or children’s centres. This course is for any practitioner, working with young children in a public, private, third or independent sector setting who has a commitment to the aims of the course. It has been designed for those with relevant experience or working in the sector, as well as for those seeking progression routes into management positions in early years settings. The Early Years Foundation Degree will develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of early childhood, preparing you for developing your skills in a management position in an early years setting. You will develop a critical understanding of the key policies and practices relating to the care and education of children. You can expect to mix with students from a variety of professional backgrounds, engage in stimulating discussions and debates, and experience a research informed approach to early childhood education and care in both theoretical and applied contexts. This will enable you to gain an understanding of integrated multi-agency working and improve the efficiency of the organisation you work in or provide you with valuable transferable skills. Providing access to a higher level qualification, this course was developed in consultation with a range of practitioners and experts so you can be confident that the curriculum will provide you with the expertise, understanding and skills necessary to work at senior practitioner level.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 - 144 points||Entry requirements are flexible but normally you will possess a level 3 qualification, such as A levels, a BTEC or NVQ level 3. A typical offer being, 48 UCAS points (and GCSE English at Grade C or above)|
Practitioners who do not hold the qualifications outlined above will be considered on the basis of prior professional experience and related learning. For further details please contact Admissions.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Disclosure by Association ( DBA).
A statement of support from your current employer or the Head teacher/Manager of a setting where you can undertake a volunteer placement for a minimum of 10 hours per week (this can be obtained after you have been offered a place on the programme. The DBS is not a requirement for application or enrolment; though if your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required before starting any work placement. Please contact [email protected] for further information regarding DBS requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
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