Newman University, Birmingham

Early Years - Foundation Degree Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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The Early Years Foundation Degree is a programme designed for those practitioners, or those who intend to work with, young children in public, private, voluntary and independent childcare and education settings.

It provides access to a higher level qualification and career development for people working as childminders or in group settings such as reception class, nursery, kindergarten, preschool, community crèche environment or children’s centres.

This course is for any practitioner, working with young children in a public, private, third or independent sector setting who has a commitment to the aims of the course. It has been designed for those with relevant experience or working in the sector, as well as for those seeking progression routes into management positions in early years settings.

The Early Years Foundation Degree will develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of early childhood, preparing you for developing your skills in a management position in an early years setting. You will develop a critical understanding of the key policies and practices relating to the care and education of children. You can expect to mix with students from a variety of professional backgrounds, engage in stimulating discussions and debates, and experience a research informed approach to early childhood education and care in both theoretical and applied contexts. This will enable you to gain an understanding of integrated multi-agency working and improve the efficiency of the organisation you work in or provide you with valuable transferable skills.

Providing access to a higher level qualification, this course was developed in consultation with a range of practitioners and experts so you can be confident that the curriculum will provide you with the expertise, understanding and skills necessary to work at senior practitioner level.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 144 points Entry requirements are flexible but normally you will possess a level 3 qualification, such as A levels, a BTEC or NVQ level 3.

A typical offer being, 48 UCAS points (and GCSE English at Grade C or above)

Practitioners who do not hold the qualifications outlined above will be considered on the basis of prior professional experience and related learning. For further details please contact Admissions.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.newman.ac.uk/foundation-degrees/670/early-years#tab-entry

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Disclosure by Association ( DBA).

Other

A statement of support from your current employer or the Head teacher/Manager of a setting where you can undertake a volunteer placement for a minimum of 10 hours per week (this can be obtained after you have been offered a place on the programme.

The DBS is not a requirement for application or enrolment; though if your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required before starting any work placement. Please contact admissions@newman.ac.uk for further information regarding DBS requirements.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/additional-costs-for-undergraduate-courses/

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
Birmingham
B32 3NT


Course contact details

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