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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

Explore how children learn and develop in the early stages of their lives

Are you an enthusiastic and committed Early Years professional? Are you looking to enhance your professional practice? Then our Foundation Degree Early Years course is the option for you.

Study as you work

Our Foundation Degree Early Years programme allows those already working or volunteering in an Early Years setting (for a minimum of 12 hours a week) to continue their career development in a rewarding field.

This two-year, full-time or three-year part-time degree is structured so that you attend University one day per week, enabling you to study without giving up work. It also allows early years professionals to work towards a full Level 5 degree with the support to develop their academic confidence and skills.

Learn to support Early Years children

Our course combines theoretical study with practical work. You will explore how children learn and develop in the early stages of their lives. In addition, you will enhance your skills in reflection, independent thinking and critical analysis on your journey to becoming a more confident and skilled Early Years practitioner.

Assessment

The close link between teaching, learning and assessments will be emphasised throughout the course. You will be given meaningful assessments activities that are relevant to professional practice. On successful completion, students can continue their studies to a full degree by taking the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Level 6 Top-up programme.

Careers

Develop your career opportunities within early years professions

Our Foundation Degree Early Years course allows you to develop as a early childhood worker through an intermediate level of study. In addition, the course prepares you to transfer onto our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Level 6 Top-Up programme to complete a full-degree in this area. These options will allow you to develop your career working with young children and opens a multitude of potential avenues for your future.

Career paths include:

  • Early Years management
  • Teaching
  • Health and social care
  • Policy-making
  • Nursery management
  • Hospital support
  • SEND

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

A level :

At least one Level 3 qualification (A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical / NVQ3 / Advanced Apprenticeship).

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University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 84 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 56%

    48th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    9th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    53rd

    45

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