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Foundation Degree

Early Years*

Study for a Foundation Degree at our Seevic Campus in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.


2 year


Level 4/5

Career Sector

Early Years, Childcare & Education

Available At


Start Date


Days & Times

1 day per week


£5,800 per year (Eligible for Student Finance)

Course Overview

With students from a diverse range of backgrounds, our two-year programme will encourage you to engage with fundamental questions surrounding Early Years care, learning and development and their relationship to children and adults working in the sector. 

This course is offered in partnership with, and validated by, University of Hertfordshire.

What will I study? 

There are currently greater expectations of childcare and education than ever before, as understanding grows of how early interventions in children’s lives can make a tremendous difference to their future learning, development and well-being.

How will I be Taught and Assessed? 

You will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, practical sessions and workshops.

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessment is through a combination of essays, reports, reflective logs and presentations.

Core Modules

The Reflective Practitioner - 30 credits

Child Development - 30 credits

Health and Wellbeing - 30 credits

Professional Responsibilities - 30 credits

Working with Others - 30 credits

Current Issues in Early Years - 30 credits

Curriculum Perspectives - 30 credits

An Introduction to Research - 30 credits

What could I do next? 

There are clear progression routes that facilitate opportunities for students to progress towards another qualification. On graduation, graduates could follow a career in Early Years practice or could use their Foundation degree as entry into the BA (Honours) Education Studies and Early Years at USP College.

Entry Requirements

Alongside access to suitable work-related experience in an Early Years setting for a minimum of 300 hours in total, normally 150 hours per year, you will also require:

  • 112 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 BTEC qualification or A-Levels
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Grade D/3 in Maths
  • A successful interview with a Teacher.

All applicants will be interviewed.

More information about this course can be found in the Programme Specification.

*Subject to validation by the University of Hertfordshire.

Want to apply for September 2019? Contact us on the details below. If you don't quite meet the entry requirements of your chosen course, don't worry, we take students on a case by case basis!

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