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Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood


Childcare and Education



This course is ideal for those with related experience and those working
regularly with children from birth to 7 years. The Foundation Degree is aimed
at those who wish to combine study with work commitments. It provides an
opportunity to develop a range of professional, academic and key skills, which
will be of value in early years settings.

The course is taught on a flexible part-time basis and it is a recognised pathway towards certificated professional status. The final qualification is awarded by The University of Warwick.

Please note that £4620 is the cost for both year 1 and year 2. Year 3 will cost £1540 per 30 Credit Module.


  • Contemporary perspectives in Early Childhood
  • Foundations for learning
  • Learning and development from birth
  • Safety and risk in learning spaces
  • Researching Early Childhood
  • Policy into practice
  • Special educational needs
  • Leadership and management
  • Assessing and learning

Entry Requirements

NVQ Level 3 or prior academic/vocational study and experience is an advantage; GCSE grade C in English and maths is an advantage.

Mode of Study


Course Features

Level 5

Higher Education





£4620 per year

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Charlie Howland – Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Coming back to education was scary, but the course is really good, I have a supportive group, we are all committed and want to learn. University is very daunting, whereas college is less so as it is a friendlier environment. The[...]

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Once you complete the foundation course, you have the option to top-up to a BA (Hons) which is taught at the University of Warwick.

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