Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Years - Foundation Degree

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Course summary

The Early Years Foundation Degree is a programme designed for those practitioners who work with or 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 programme 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.

Course details

Assessment method

Please refer to the Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

This course is currently not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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)

Other

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/additional-costs-for-undergraduate-courses/
Early Years - Foundation Degree at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS