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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students
  • Progress to the BA Early Childhood studies and achieve a level 6 Graduate Practitioner Competencies by completing an assessed work placement in your final year
  • Roehampton is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. This course takes a distinctive Froebelian approach to the study of early years
  • Access the Froebel Archive, containing rare books, toys and photos, collected over the past 200 years.
About this course: This is a practice-based foundation programme, designed to offer students the knowledge, skills and understanding to succeed as future leaders in Early Years settings. Topics you will cover include:
  • Education Contexts (including compulsory placement)
  • Babies and Toddlers
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • Froebelian Perspectives
  • Being a Professional in the Early Childhood sector
Skills: Our priority is that you complete this foundation degree with a professional skillset, which incorporates:
  • Developing knowledge, skills and confidence to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families and communities
  • Understanding policy and practice, and learning to engage in critical inquiry and problem solving around key issues in the field
Career Opportunities: You will be well placed to secure a variety of roles, such as:
  • Working as an education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management)*
  • A special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community
  • A children's charity undertaking policy and research, in community support, welfare or housing
  • An NGO or central or local government department
*This is an academic degree- further study may be needed to gain professional qualifications


Modules include: Education Contexts (including compulsory placement), Babies and Toddlers, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Froebelian Perspectives, Being a Professional in the Early Childhood sector

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Early Childhood Studies (FdA) at University of Roehampton - UCAS