Early Childhood Studies, Foundation Degree

East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This course is intended to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the increasing demand on childcare practitioners in early childhood settings. It comprises the first two levels of a degree with opportunities to complete the honours degree through our top-up course.  The course is designed to support those childcare practitioners who wish to progress their development and pursue some of the many opportunities currently available for career development in the childcare and early childhood sector.

Course details


Level 4 Academic Skills Sociology of Childhood Safeguarding the Rights of the Child Playful Teaching and Learning Child Development and Learning Professional Practice Level 5 Research Skills Working in Partnerships Leadership and Management in a Childhood Setting Inclusion and SEND Effective Pedagogy Education and Curriculum Advanced Professional Practice Students will spend a minimum of 150 hours a year in placement.

Assessment method

A range of assessment techniques will be used such as essays, reports, presentations, padlet, academic posters and professional development portfolios.

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!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

A level three early years qualification (equivalent to 72 UCAS points) or substantial experience in early years Candidates should also be currently working in paid or voluntary early childhood sector Candidates will need to demonstrate literacy skills which enable study at level four Satisfactory reference and successful interview A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Childhood Studies, Foundation Degree at East Riding College - UCAS