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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This degree in Children and Young People will open up a range of career opportunities within schools, early years environments, youth work, outreach and working with SEN children. If you are passionate about working with children and child development, this degree is the perfect platform to a rewarding career. We also offer the Early Years’ Educator pathway as part of the degree which is focused on children aged 0-5 years and gives you a licence to practice in an early year setting. You will cover a variety of topics such as child development, safeguarding and the national curriculum all from tutors with many years’ experience working in the sector. There is an increased demand for qualified childcare practitioners within the sector due to the government initiative offering up to 30 hours of free childcare for children from three years old. Through studying this degree, you will gain enhanced knowledge of child development patterns, care routines and observation and assessment practices which you can apply in a real-work environment through your work placement. Once you successfully complete your course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up) to further develop your knowledge. You may wish to seek employment as a teaching assistant in a school, or work in a nursery as an early years’ practitioner

Application deadline

15 January

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A level :

Level 3 qualifications (such as Access to HE Diploma, BTEC L3 Cache L3 ‘A’ Levels to value of 64 UCAS tariff points (New Tariff 2017).


University information

Newcastle College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7SA, England

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