FD Early Childhood Studies


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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £7,195

Part-time: £1,200 (20 credits), £3,600 (60 credits), £4,795 (80 credits)

Overseas: Please contact the Faculty of Education for details:

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and online/independent learning

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  15%  45%  40%
Y2  15%  45%  40%
Y1  50%  50%  0%
Y2  17%  76%  7%

About the course

If you work as a child-minder, a pre-school learning leader or early-years practitioner, you will benefit from the professional development opportunities that go hand-in-hand with this Foundation degree. The programme is designed to answer the exact and changing needs of employers. Whether your role is paid or voluntary, your workplace provides the setting for much of your learning. Our programmes help you to understand the theories, values, policies and practices that underpin ‘education for all’.

This Foundation degree will provide you with the relevant skills applicable to the early childhood education and care sector as well as providing an academic background and developing the all-important attributes valued by today's employers. You will develop skills, expertise and knowledge that will enable you to apply for Initial Teacher Training or a range of other professional education routes.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

We want all our graduates to be able to confidently display ethical reasoning and action underpinned by a commitment to social justice and empathy. Ultimately, we hope you will graduate with a burning desire to continue your learning and development through further study, professional training and/or the world of work.

All of our courses recognise that you may wish to enter teaching or a similar profession on graduation. Throughout your degree you will develop skills, expertise and knowledge that will enable you to apply, with confidence, for Initial Teacher Training or a range of other professional education routes.