London College

FdA Foundation Degree Children and Young People London College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Derby


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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree in Children and Young People has two pathways:

  • Early Years (EY)

  • Teaching Assistant (TA)

This Foundation Degree has been designed for Early Years practitioners who are currently working, paid or voluntary, in any type of early years setting to study part-time to gain a nationally recognised qualification building on experience with a focus on extending knowledge and developing practical skills. It is open to Early Years practitioners from a variety of early years educational settings.

The Foundation Degree builds on your work experience and will involve support from your employer via a mentor. The Foundation Degree is validated by the University of Derby and will be delivered by the College in partnership with the university.

Course details


Year 1: Starting to Study; Equality and Diversity; Early Years Provision and Practice (EYP) or Supporting Teaching and Learning (TA);

Year 2: Integrated Services; Children Playing; Work Based Reflective Practice; Understanding Behaviour;

Year 3: Secondary Research; Children's, Young People's and Family Rights; Working with Parents and Carers; Research Methods and Practice.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using your work-based activities, creative presentations, essays, discussion papers, case studies, and portfolios. There are no exams.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

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.

Course Entry Requirements:
- At least 80 UCAS points (200 as per 2016 tariff) points at A level in appropriate subjects
- CACHE Diploma in a related subject at grade C or above
- BTEC National Extended Diploma
- Other relevat Level 3 qualification
- GCSE English Language and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above or equivalent

Other Requirements:

- Interview
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - you can apply at the college
- Applicant must be employed within the sector i.e. early years/teaching assistant/children and young people related careers or have secured two days per week in an appropriate placement linked to their chosen pathway.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,000 Year 1
England £4,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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London College
The London College
680 Bath Road

Course contact details

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