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early years foundation degree

FdA Early Years

  • 5

    Level 5

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time

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This programme provides a full introduction to careers working with young children, aged 0 - 7 years. This is a recognised practice award 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, work-based learning, projects and seminars.

UCAS Code LX53

Unistats for this course

Why our College?

Outstanding progression

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have sufficient and appropriate prior experience in childcare or 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.

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 (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


Assessment is by assignments, presentations and portfolios.


Students completing the programme can progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and then apply for initial teacher training programmes.

Career Progression

Graduates from this programme can expect to access a wide variety of careers, including management of early years settings and local authority work in support of young children.


Course fee per year: £7,500