In summary…

Course Length

2 years full-time or up to 3 years part-time

Tuition Fees*

Full-time course fee is £8490 p.a. and part-time course fee is £4250 p.a.


King's Lynn Campus

Entry Requirements**

64 UCAS tariff points



Course Starts

September 2019

*more information on fees and additional costs available on the finance page.
**subject to specific entry requirements as detailed below

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on extending your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement, or be employed, in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

The course is taught by a highly experienced professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work based projects, presentations and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With the foundation degree in Early Years, Playwork and Education you may be able to progress on to our top-up qualification, which will provide you with the opportunity to gain a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies.

If further study is not for you, you may be able to gain senior practitioner status in an early years setting, move into management in a setting or work as a higher level teaching assistant.

Course Modules

Year 1

Learning and Development0TBC
Play, Health and Wellbeing0TBC
Professional Practice0Work-based Learning
Researching Childhood0TBC

Year 2

Embracing Diversity & Practitoners0TBC
Professional Practice0Work-based Learning
Safeguarding Children0TBC
Supporting Childrens Learning0TBC

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 64 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification

  • A grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English language

  • Two years of proven work experience in an early year or school setting

  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

International (EEA) applicants:

International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.


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