Edge Hill University Foundation Degree Early Years

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Edge Hill University Foundation Degree Early Years

Edge Hill University Foundation Degree Early Years

FdA Early Years Practice


Course Length: 2 Years Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time
Start Dates: September 2017, September 2018
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Edge Hill University
Holy Cross College, Bury

Please note, this foundation degree can be studied on a full-time basis at Edge Hill University only. The programme can be studied on a part-time basis at Edge Hill University or Holy Cross College.

  • Education at Edge Hill University ranked in the top two in England for assessment & feedback and top in the North West for teaching, academic support, organisation & management and personal development in the National Student Survey 2016;
  • Experience a programme developed in line with the latest Government policy and designed to meet the professional development needs of early years practitioners;
  • Opportunity to progress to BA (Hons) Early Years Practice or apply to gain Early Years Teacher Status.

This is a programme created for new-to-role or experienced early years practitioners. Practical, work-based learning will improve both your experience and professional confidence, resulting in invaluable skills to boost your career prospects.

If you work with children aged between birth and five years and seek a higher education qualification, then this course is for you. You will gain a solid academic grounding that will improve your current knowledge and understanding of being an effective early years practitioner. This will provide opportunities for you to develop further as an early years professional following graduation.


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