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FdA Early Years and Education - Part-Time

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on extending your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement, or be employed, in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

  • Course Description

    The course is taught by a highly experienced professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work based projects, presentations and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With the foundation degree in Early Years, Playwork and Education you may be able to progress on to our top-up qualification, which will provide you with the opportunity to gain a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies.

    If further study is not for you, you may be able to gain senior practitioner status in an early years setting, move into management in a setting or work as a higher level teaching assistant.


    All of the following modules are subject to change.

    Level 4

    Module name Credits
    Learning and Development 30
    Play, Health and Wellbeing 30
    Researching Childhood 30
    Work-based Learning 1: Professional Practice 30

    Level 5

    Module name Credits
    Supporting Childrens Learning 30
    Safeguarding Children 30
    Embracing Diversity 30
    Work-based Learning 2: Professional Practice 30
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • 64 UCAS tariff points from a relevant level 3 qualification or other relevant level 3 qualifications
  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (King's Lynn)
    • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Part-time (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees

    Fee information

    Information about course fees and student finance can be found below.

    Finance at UcWA

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    FdA in Early Years and Education.

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment activities include written essays, poster presentations, portfolio building, article writing, group work, group presentations and a number of practical activities to be carried out in the workplace or placement setting, for instance, child studies, activity planning, implementation of activities and work based learning projects.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 3 years

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