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Queen's University Belfast Foundation Degree In Early Childhood Studies

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Millfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


This two year, full time course, validated by Stranmillis University College will consist of 2 days per week in College and 2 days per week in work placement.

This course has been designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and understanding of working with 0-8 year olds. This course focuses on the key theories, concepts and practical skills required to work with this age group in a variety of Early Years’ settings.

You will have the opportunity to study:

Child Development, Learning Through Play, Professional Practice 1, Historical Overview of the Development of Early Years Provision, Acquisition of Language and Communication Skills, Quality Provision in Early Years, Safeguarding Children, Developing Skills and Strategies for Managing Children’s Behaviour, Professional Practice 2, Anti-Discriminatory Practice and Inclusion in the Early Years Environment, Working with Children with Additional Needs, Science and Technology in the Early Years.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree at a required level will allow you to apply to the BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis University College, Belfast creating a pathway in to Year 2 of this programme on a full or part time basis.

If you wish to progress to a teaching qualification in Northern Ireland, you must have GCSE English, Maths, Science at Grade C or above or specified equivalent qualifications.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C - A

You must have four GCSEs Grades A-C, including English and Maths or equivalent approved qualifications


University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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