Higher Education

Early Childhood Studies (FdA)

This course is validated by Bath Spa University. Applications to this course must be made via UCAS. If you need help or advice with completing your UCAS application, please contact us at info@ncclondon.ac.uk

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered.

A level 3 qualification in related subjects or 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or an Access to HE Diploma.

Applicants are expected to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at a charge of £44


On this course, you may be eligible for a HE Student Loan, find out more

Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. Help and advice is available at www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

On this dynamic course you will develop a critical understanding of childhood together with an appreciation of global perspectives and how this informs our local practice. You will develop research skills and knowledge of child related theories and how to apply them in your role.

You will learn about children and their families and how multi-disciplinary services care and support them. The course is designed to meet the professional needs of practitioners working in early years and primary settings, to include nurseries, childrens centres, preschools, childminders, support staff in primary school and creche.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Early Child Development
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy: Linking Theory and Practice
  • Reflective Practice in Action
  • Supporting Young Children's Holistic Health and Wellbeing 

Year 2

  • The Child, Family and Society
  • Contesting, Childhood Supporting
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Research in Early Childhood

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What Can This Course Lead To

Upon completion you may progress to complete a top up, one year course to gain a BA (Hons) degree, or directly into employment.

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Financial Support

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