York College

Children's Learning and Development York College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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As an FD Children's Development and Learning student at York College, you will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. You will study a variety of themes as part of the course including valuing inclusivity through shared expertise, understanding learning and education theorists, academic skills, communicating in an effective and professional manner and the wider social and economic environment.

You will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. Tutors on the Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning will work with you, to ensure that you are able to develop the skills and competencies you need to progress in your career. This bespoke support ensures that our graduates achieve the highest possible standards in both their academic achievement and professional lives.

The FD is awarded on completion of 120 credits at level 4, completed across seven modules. There is a requirement for the student to be employed in the children’s workforce or to undertake a work placement to be able to complete some of the module assessments. Ideally, you will already be working professionally with children and the format of the programme, normally taught on one afternoon and evening each week, will enable you to balance your work and studies. If you are not currently employed in working with children, voluntary work placements can be arranged. Your work will be continually assessed through a number of methods such as assignments, essays and work-based research.

On successful completion of the foundation degree, it may lead to employment in the early years services, managers or practitioners in early years settings or work with the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships. You may wish to progress to the BA (Hons) Leading Children's Development and Learning at York College or progress on to BA (Hons) Playwork or Education Studies at other local universities. Other progression routes are available in Childhood Studies and Early Years teaching degrees with Qualified Teacher Status.

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 4T9B
Institution code Y70
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Applicants who have relevant experience and skills will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,200 Year 1
Scotland £7,200 Year 1
Wales £7,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit www.yorkcollege.ac.uk if you would like to study this course part time.

Provider information

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York College
Sim Balk Lane
YO23 2BB

Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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01904 770397

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