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Foundation Degree

Early Years

Develop your knowledge with our Foundation Degree in Early Years.


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.

Entry Requirements

Alongside access to suitable work-related experience in an Early Years setting for around
150 hours per year, you will also require:

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

All applicants will be interviewed.

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.


The Reflective Practitioner

Child Development

Health and Wellbeing

Professional Responsibilities

Working with Others

Current Issues in Early Years

Curriculum Perspectives

An Introduction to Research

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.

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Early Years Childcare & Education

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