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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

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96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree. (HESA, 2016)

Interested in our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies but worried that you don’t have the formal qualifications you need? We now offer the degree with a foundation year so that you can enjoy all the benefits of this distinctive course and achieve your full honours degree in four years.

  • Start at foundation year stage if you have the ability and ambition to study for a degree but don’t meet the formal entry requirements to apply for the full honours degree
  • Progress to a career where you can make a genuine and lasting difference to children’s lives: this course is an excellent foundation for fulfilling roles in health, education and social care
  • Discover how children develop, learn and think from birth to eight years, gaining the professional skills and knowledge to meet their needs
  • From stage one onwards, you'll undertake a work placement for one or two days each week to gain valuable practical experience working with young children
  • You'll have the opportunity to apply for a place on a four-week international placement at a school in Milan
  • Enjoy learning which is relevant, up to date and meets the highest professional standards, inspired by our multi-disciplinaryacademic team
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