Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

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What is the course about?

This course is intended to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the increasing demand on childcare practitioners in early childhood settings. It comprises the first two levels of a degree with opportunities to complete the honours degree through our top-up course. 

The course is designed to support those childcare practitioners who wish to progress their development and pursue some of the many opportunities currently available for career development in the childcare and early childhood sector.

What will be studied?

Level 4 Year 1 Certificate

  • Academic Skills
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Safeguarding the Rights of the Child
  • Playful Teaching and Learning
  • Child Development and Learning
  • Professional Practice

Level 5 Year 1 Diploma

  • Research Skills
  • Working in Partnerships
  • Leadership and Management in a Childhood Setting
  • Inclusion and SEND
  • Effective Pedagogy
  • Education and Curriculum
  • Advanced Professional Practice

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Two years: full-time, Three years: part-time




Full-time, Part-time

Start Date

September 2021