Foundation Degree in Early Years and Education

Cambridge Regional College

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The course runs for 6 semesters. The fees quoted are payable for each year. This is a part-time course for people passionate about early years who are either working in childcare. They should hold a Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate, at interview, the potential to succeed in higher education. The Foundation Degree is comprised of a range of modules which focus on working with children and it has a special emphasis on holistic learning. It includes taught elements, individual research elements and vocational elements related to childcare, with specialist modules enabling you to deepen your knowledge of children's development and learning. These modules cover: child development, theories of learning, children and families, safeguarding, embracing diversity, children's literacy and numeracy, and legislative frameworks. Additional modules assist you in acquiring transferable graduate skills: action planning, report writing and reflective practice. Many of the modules require you to relate theoretical perspectives to practice in your workplace enabling you to implement new ideas and develop expertise. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a FdA

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Level 3 qualification – this could be in a related subject such as Childcare, Health and Social Care or A Level but other Level 3 qualifications will be considered.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C (or grade 4) or good literacy skills

Applicants should either be working in an Early Years setting or willing to start employment or voluntary placement for at least two days a week. All applicants must have a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) document


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3995* Year 1
Northern Ireland £3995* Year 1
Scotland £3995* Year 1
Wales £3995* Year 1
Channel Islands £3995* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Foundation Degree in Early Years and Education at Cambridge Regional College - UCAS