City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bath Spa University

Early Years

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Course summary

TEF Silver

City of Bristol College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This exciting, work-based programme, proven to raise the quality of practice in Early Years settings will empower you to transform your practice through reflection and research. The course is aimed at those who are currently working as early years practitioners and wish to gain a Lever 5 qualification which may lead to Early Years Teacher Status, a career in management within the sector or teaching.

Course details


The course consists of seven modules, and will cover topics such as Childhood, Children's rights, Society and Culture, Social Policy, Safeguarding Children, Children's Holistic Health, Inclusion and Diversity, How Children Learn, Observation and Assessment, Creativity, Multi-agency Working, Partnership with Parents/Carers, Reflective Practice, and Research in Early Childhood You will be assigned a tutor who will observe your practice and support your professional development.

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework and experience.

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

At least two years experience working with children from birth to eight years. Current employment working with children in he Early Years for at least two days a week. Written support from your workplace offering a mentor and /or day release is essential.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Because the college does not have large class sizes you get much more support and attention while you are learning, as well as tutorial support throughout your studies. Our tuition fees are lower than many universities and that's not all. Just like Universities you can apply to Student Support England for funding to support your studies.

Early Years at City of Bristol College - UCAS