Course search

Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood Studies

This 2 year part-time qualification, validated by the University of Bolton, could be your chance to progress your career while developing your academic skills and knowledge. Mostly work-based, the course aims to combine early years and children’s learning with the practical experiences you encounter in the workplace.
4 & 5
2.5 years
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

The Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies meets the requirements for continuing professional development in the early years sector. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for working with children in a range of care and education settings. It will also prepare students to engage with further study, enquiry and practice where knowledge of early years is required.

It is suitable for experienced practitioners working directly with young children (0-8 years) in a range of care and education settings, and for teaching assistants specialising in early years.

When does the course start?

7th October 2020

What will I achieve?
  • Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood Studies
What will the course cover?
  • Personal development and study skills
  • The developing child
  • ICT to support children’s learning
  • Facilitating children’s learning
  • Inclusive practice
  • Social policy
  • Safeguarding
  • Developing reflective practice
How am I assessed?

Students will be assessed for the different modules through a combination of assignments, reports, case studies, portfolios, presentations and observations.


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW