Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Fareham College
Leicester, United Kingdom
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
3 years
January April September
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Entry Requirements

  • You must be employed or participating in voluntary work within the Early Years sector for a minimum of 12 hours a week and have support of your employer (unless you are self-employed, for example childminders)
  • You must obtain a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) check
  • You should have 2 GCSEs at level C which may include English Language (or written task for students without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken)
  • You should have achieved an NVQ3 / CCLD in Early Years Care and Education or an equivalent level three qualification, for example DCE/NNEB
  • You must be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English


  • Developing academic skills
  • Child development
  • Reflective practice in Early Years provision
  • Safeguarding children
  • Working in partnership with children's family
  • Play, provision and pedagogy
  • Pregnancy, birth and baby care
  • Understanding children's behaviour
  • Health and wellbeing of young children
  • Research methods
  • Independent project

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