Burnley College

Foundation Degree Early Years Practice Burnley College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University


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Our foundation degree, is ideal for those already enjoying a career working with children and who are passionate about taking their career to the next level through additional study. The course has been designed to meet the needs of Early Years professionals who are already qualified at Level 3 and who have at least a year’s experience working with young children. Encouraging children to learn through experience, developing their curiosity and practical skills and creating a secure environment will be your main responsibilities. Already working with children, you will have the basic skills and personal attributes for the role: your foundation degree studies will provide you with a more in-depth understanding of how your vocation and industry expertise can help a child reach their full potential. We will help you to further understand the growth, development and learning of young children, as well as the values and historical, cultural and legal frameworks that influence Early Years care. You'll also learn national and international perspectives on supporting the development of children. We develop your professional skills through exploring the latest research and legislative frameworks, including child development; the team supporting the child; learning through play; children, families and society; inclusion and curriculum principles. You will finish the course confident in applying your skills and knowledge to practice. You will cover a range of topics that will benefit you in your career working in Early Years, with industry expert lecturers focussing on supporting your professional and personal development so you can be the best you can be.

Course details


The modules available on this course are: Year 1, Developing Practice Play and Playful Pedagogy; Personal and Professional Development in Practice 1; The Developing Child. Year 2: Children, Families and Society; Curriculum Principles and Practice; Inclusion; Personal and Professional Development in Practice 2.

Assessment method

This foundation degree will be fully assessed on coursework you complete throughout the two years of study.

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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Course code TE03
Institution code B69
Campus name Burnley College
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points

This course is designed for students who have one to two years of relevant experience and normally work 15 hours a week or more. Typically you already need to have one of the following qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Children's Care Learning and Development Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education Pre-school Practice and Child Minding Practice BTEC National Diploma Early Years.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Burnley College
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BB12 0AN

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