FdA Early Years
Norfolk House, Exchange Street
- September 2021, Full Time
This programme provides a full introduction to careers working with young children, aged 0 - 7 years. This is a sector-endorsed practice award, as recognised by SEFDEY (Sector Endorsed Foundation Degrees Early Years) and has Early Years Educator status.
All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation.
Teaching and learning strategies include lectures, group work, presentations, practical sessions, work-based learning, projects and seminars.
UCAS Code LX53
Why our College?
97% of our full time gradates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment of further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes).
This places our College in the top 10% of providers and provides you with excellent routes to get you to where you want to be.
Flexible study options
Most of our courses require no more than two days attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.
Smaller class sizes
Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.
Applicants should have sufficient and appropriate prior experience in childcare and an appropriate level 3 qualification and also show the potential for successful study at HE level, commitment to study and work in the sector and commitment to the work-experience component. Applicants with appropriate prior experience in childcare, but who do not hold an appropriate level 3 qualification, may also be considered.
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.
A rich and varied range of assessment methods include written assignments, presentations, portfolios and work-based projects.
In terms of academic progression, Students completing the programme can progress onto our BA (Hons) Childhood Studies Top Up, and BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care Top Up, or other related programmes.
Graduates from this programme can expect to access a wide variety of careers, including management of early years settings, healthcare, social care and family support work. Completion of Top Up programmes also allow graduates to apply for Initial Teacher Training or relevant postgraduate programmes.
Course fee per year: £8,000
BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
Level 6, Full Time, 3 years
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (Top-Up)
Level 6, Full Time, 1 year
Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard Level 4
Level 3, Apprenticeship, 2 years
Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3
Level 3, Apprenticeship, 2 years