FdA Early Years

Why choose this course?

This Foundation Degree, is available part-time at Hertford Regional College (Broxbourne), Oaklands College (Welwyn Garden City Campus) and West Herts College. It has been designed in full consultation with employers, and is for those who already have some relevant experience on which to build.

Further Information

Find out more about the Foundation degree in Early Years and related Foundation degrees accredited by the University of Hertfordshire.

What's the course about?

This course is available to UK/EU students only.

Please note that this course is withdrawn from North Herts College for 2020 entry.

If you've got experience in childcare and would like to build on this by gaining a qualification, our Foundation degree in Early Years is designed for you. It's been developed in full consultation with employers.

Progression routes

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Early Years, students are able to progress onto the third year of BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and BA (Hons) Education.

What will I study?

Students will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment as part of the Foundation Degree in Early Years. Such active approaches aim to put students at the centre of their learning and they will be involved and engaged in all aspects of their assessment and learning. High expectations will be communicated to each student to promote a self-filling prophecy to perform to the highest standard.

Diversity of opportunity for students to demonstrate their talents and strengths will be provided across the programme. Hence, a variety of approaches to learning and teaching will be utilised to reflect the academic level, session content and outcomes.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

Please note that some of the images and videos on our course pages may have been taken before social distancing rules in the UK came into force.