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Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree

Course Overview

Whether experienced in the early years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, this Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect underpinning for your career. Extensive research has been conducted throughout the development of this programme through the engagement of early years’ employers, head teachers, parents, children, early years and primary school practitioners and recent and past graduates.

If you do not already possess a vocationally related qualification, in Year 2 you have the option to be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, culminating in the achievement of an optional Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The modules studied may include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • The Child in Society
  • Language & Literacy Development
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Working with Children & Families

Apply for Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Whether experienced in the early years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, this Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect underpinning for your career. Extensive research has been conducted throughout the development of this programme through the engagement of early years’ employers, head teachers, parents, children, early years and primary school practitioners and recent and past graduates.

If you do not already possess a vocationally related qualification, in Year 2 you have the option to be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, culminating in the achievement of an optional Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The modules studied may include:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • The Child in Society
  • Language & Literacy Development
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Working with Children & Families

Student Spotlight

Claire Moore, Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree

I work part-time in a private nursery and have already found that my studies enhance my professional practice. I like the fact I can carry on working while gaining my qualification.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

There are no exams on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments which may include; reflective essays, the development of learning resources and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.

This course is delivered on-site each week across the academic year.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

This Foundation Degree will open up a variety of career paths and can lead to employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings including children’s centre worker, home/school liaison officer, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a related subject area
  • At least four GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4 and above, or a recognised equivalent.
  • You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencing any work placement.

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £8,200* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021