Course Overview

You will identify and discuss a wide range of interrelated factors (physical, intellectual, emotional, social and cultural) that contribute to children’s development, learning and progressive participation in a variety of socio-cultural contexts. Careful and sensitive study of childhood and further critical examination of its origins, policy and practice, will prepare you to work effectively and sensitively with children, parents and colleagues. There is a large focus on employability, and you will undertake a work placement in your first and second year of study. This will allow you to develop essential practical skills that are supported by the theoretical knowledge you acquire during your studies.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Foundation Degree
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2021 - June 2023 (full-time) September 2021 - June 2024 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.

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During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new students. It’s fantastic to support students in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.

Stefanie Crinks
Stefanie Crinks