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Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Are you currently working with young children and want to develop your skills in the sector and gain a recognised qualification?

Join a foundation degree programme which boasts a 100% teaching satisfaction rate and has forest and beach school training included as part of your fees.

Our foundation degree provides a broad perspective of work with young children, which will develop your skills by studying childhood from psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, social policy and philosophical viewpoints. It aims to give students an understanding of the diverse contexts in which children develop and learn.

The course is designed for those currently working in a variety of early childhood settings, for example, Sure Start, pre-schools, nurseries, children’s health services (such as speech therapy) and in social services early childhood centres.

The programme of study is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer supported work-based learning. It is designed to support the development of the role of the early childhood worker through an intermediate level of study and can also provide progression towards gaining a full degree in Childhood Studies, progress to become an early years teacher, or Qualified Teaching Status.

For more information on the course and the requirements please see our Frequently Asked Questions. 

For more information, please see our course page