Early Childhood Studies, FdA




Become an effective early years practitioner by combining the theories behind best practice with a practical work placement in the sector.

This course combines work-based practice with academic study, so students are required to attend lectures and undertake a work placement in a suitable setting. This approach means that graduates are able to either embark upon their career immediately or continue their studies on a related Honours Top-up Degree.

You will gain a grounding in the key theories of child development and learning alongside studies of regulations including the English Early Years Foundation Stage and safeguarding. The course’s distinctiveness also stems from its discussions on ethical, environmental and holistic learning considerations in a childhood context.

The early years lecturing team at UCW have all been employed in the sector and maintain strong links with early years education providers, ensuring a broad range of work placements are available, and their combined experience and knowledge covers a wide range of specialisms.

  • Course length

    Full-time: 2 years (4 days a week including work placement)

  • Start date

    13th September 2021

  • Course codes

    Institution: B20
    Course: X315
    Campus: C

  • Tuition fees

    Full-time: £8,500 per year

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