Early Years University of Chichester


The Early Years Foundation Degree provides a broad perspective of work with young children (0 - 8 years). The course develops your skills in the study of childhood from a psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, social policy and philosophical viewpoint.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    5 September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X315
Institution code C58
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Applicants should:

Be employed or doing voluntary work in an Early Years childcare setting for a minimum of 12 hours a week.

Have the support of their employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed, for example, child minders).

Have 2 GCSEs at grade C (or new grade 4) or better, which may include English language, (a written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken).

NVQ3/ CCLD in Early Years Care and education or an equivalent level three qualification for example DCE/NNEB or Advanced Apprenticeship

Be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic 50.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,500 * Year 1
EU £5,500 * Year 1
England £5,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,500 * Year 1
Scotland £5,500 * Year 1
Wales £5,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees may be subject to change according to any changes by government.