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Course summary

As an FdA Children's Development and Learning student at York College, you will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. You will study a variety of themes as part of the course including valuing inclusivity through shared expertise, understanding learning and education theorists, academic skills, communicating in an effective and professional manner and the wider social and economic environment. You will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. Tutors on the FdA in Children's Development and Learning will work with you, to ensure that you are able to develop the skills and competencies you need to progress in your career. This bespoke support ensures that our graduates achieve the highest possible standards in both their academic achievement and professional lives. The FdA is awarded on completion of 120 credits at Level 4, completed across seven modules. There is a requirement for the student to be employed in the children’s workforce or to undertake a work placement to be able to complete some of the module assessments. Ideally, you will already be working professionally with children and the format of the programme, normally taught on one afternoon and evening each week, will enable you to balance your work and studies. If you are not currently employed in working with children, voluntary work placements can be arranged. Your work will be continually assessed through a number of methods such as assignments, essays and work-based research. Successful completion of the FdA Children’s Development and Learning will enable you to enrol on the BA (Hons) Leading Children’s Development (Top-up) and Learning at York College University to convert your qualification into a full honours’ degree.


Level 4 Professional and Academic Competence Legal and Professional Aspects Promoting Inclusive Practice Learning and Development Level 5 Children in Society Health and Well-being Social Policy and Childhood Education Children’s Play and Exploration

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7200 Year 1
Scotland £7200 Year 1
Wales £7200 Year 1

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Children's Development and Learning at York College University Centre - UCAS