Early Years Foundation Degree FdA

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 11/10/2018

This course will give you sound theoretical and practical knowledge including children’s rights, child health and wellbeing, family and cultural contexts, and the principles of inclusive practice. It is made up of both taught and work-based elements through which you can apply your knowledge to real work contexts.

Course

Highlights

  • For those already working in an early years setting.
  • Specialist focus on young children.
  • Allows you to work while studying.

Additional

Information

Schedule

This is a two-year, full-time course, with taught sessions one day per week, starting in early September.

Course Details

This Foundation Degree in Early Years recognises your knowledge and experience as a practitioner working with young children and babies from birth to the age of five. It can also be the first step towards gaining a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and subsequent progression to Early Years Teacher Status (0-5), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or an MA in Social Work.

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Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This degree is excellent preparation for careers in an Early Years setting. Foundation Degree graduates typically go on to become leaders or managers of nurseries. You have the option to top-up to a full honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and continue onto a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Early Years Teacher Status course or the School Direct route into teaching.

The Foundation Degree in Early Years can open up a variety of careers.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Participants must be in employment in an early years setting for at least 16 hours a week and have at least a year’s experience of work in early years contexts. They must also have a positive reference from their employer or head of Early Years setting. They will have appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy to support children and have an NVQ level 3 in early years or related subject or equivalent qualification. A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC, in addition to having a C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths (or in an equivalent qualification such as functional skills).

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Professional and Academic Development 1 (40 Credits)
    Module code: EYS1110
    Core Module Y
  • Understanding Children's Development (40 Credits)
    Module code: EYS1111
    Core Module Y
  • Health and Community (40 Credits)
    Module code: EYS1112
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

This course has a specialist focus on young children and is delivered as day release, allowing you to work while you study.

Top-up

Further your study

On successful completion of the Early Years Foundation Degree FdA, you may be eligable to apply to top-up your qualification to a full honours degree with our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons).

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

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Updated 11/10/2018

  • This course will give you sound theoretical and practical knowledge including children’s rights, child health and wellbeing, family and cultural contexts, and the principles of inclusive practice. It is made up of both taught and work-based elements through which you can apply your knowledge to real work contexts.

    Course

    Highlights

    • For those already working in an early years setting.
    • Specialist focus on young children.
    • Allows you to work while studying.
  • This Foundation Degree in Early Years recognises your knowledge and experience as a practitioner working with young children and babies from birth to the age of five. It can also be the first step towards gaining a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and subsequent progression to Early Years Teacher Status (0-5), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or an MA in Social Work.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Schedule

    This is a two-year, full-time course, with taught sessions one day per week, starting in early September.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This degree is excellent preparation for careers in an Early Years setting. Foundation Degree graduates typically go on to become leaders or managers of nurseries. You have the option to top-up to a full honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and continue onto a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Early Years Teacher Status course or the School Direct route into teaching.

      The Foundation Degree in Early Years can open up a variety of careers.

  • Participants must be in employment in an early years setting for at least 16 hours a week and have at least a year’s experience of work in early years contexts. They must also have a positive reference from their employer or head of Early Years setting. They will have appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy to support children and have an NVQ level 3 in early years or related subject or equivalent qualification. A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC, in addition to having a C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths (or in an equivalent qualification such as functional skills).

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Professional and Academic Development 1 (40 Credits)
      Module code: EYS1110
      Core Module Y
    • Understanding Children's Development (40 Credits)
      Module code: EYS1111
      Core Module Y
    • Health and Community (40 Credits)
      Module code: EYS1112
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      On successful completion of the Early Years Foundation Degree FdA, you may be eligable to apply to top-up your qualification to a full honours degree with our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons).

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour