Early Years and Education at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS

Course summary

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on extending your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement, or be employed, in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services. The course is taught by a highly experienced professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work based projects, presentations and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With the foundation degree in Early Years and Education you may be able to progress on to our top-up qualification, which will provide you with the opportunity to gain a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies. If further study is not for you, you may be able to gain senior practitioner status in an early years setting, move into management in a setting or work as a higher level teaching assistant.


Level 4 Learning and Development Play, Health and Wellbeing Researching Childhood Work-based Learning 1: Professional Practice Level 5 Supporting Childrens Learning Safeguarding Children Embracing Diversity Work-based Learning 2: Professional Practice

Assessment method

Assessment activities include written essays, poster presentations, portfolio building, article writing, group work, group presentations and a number of practical activities to be carried out in the workplace or placement setting, for instance, child studies, activity planning, implementation of activities and work based learning projects.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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King's Lynn campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Relevant level 3 qualification in early years, childhood or supporting teaching and learning required. Applicants must also have GCSE English at grade C (4 points) or above. Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience in an early years or school setting. Interview and DBS check required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to ucwa.ac.uk
Early Years and Education at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS