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Foundation Degree Children’s Development & Learning

Liza Bradley, Early Years Tutor

Foundation Degree Children’s Development & Learning

Are you looking to work in education/children’s welfare? Our two-year foundation degree in Children’s Development & Learning will give you the skills necessary to achieve a successful and rewarding career in the sector. This is a specialist programme aimed at those working, or seeking to work in roles associated with children aged 0 – 11 years in educational care settings or primary schools.

This course enables you to develop your knowledge alongside your practical skills. You will be working with peers of differing levels of experience, giving you the opportunity to share good practice. You are able to work alongside gaining a higher-level qualification. You will work closely with the course tutors who will teach and guide you throughout the qualification.

BA (Hons) Leading Children’s Development & Learning

Turn your Foundation Degree in Children’s Development & Learning into a full BA (Hons) degree with our one-year BA (Hons) Leading Children’s Development & Learning top-up. This qualification delivers a wide range of knowledge and skills to enable you to gain and maintain employment within the education sector and related sectors. In addition, you will be developing core skills and understanding based on current practice in the education sector, and the leadership skills required to impact upon environments which support children’s learning and development.

The course content will consider the learning and development needs of children from 0 - 11 years of age, and will have an expectation that you will have experience of, and access to work with children within this age range.

This course offered me great flexibility over similar courses and provided me with invaluable hands-on experience during my placement. Contacts that I made during the course have helped set me up to go forward in my career. I am now a Deputy Manager at a local childcare setting.

A female student

The FD has allowed me to go further with my career. I have gone from working as a practitioner to a Deputy Room Leader of a baby room in a nursery in York and absolutely love it! I am now continuing onto the BA (Hons) and hope to work with children who have learning disabilities.

A male student


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