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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)

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the honours degree programme, you can choose to start at foundation year stage
  • Develop an understanding of early childhood from birth to eight years, exploring how children develop, learn and think
  • From stage one you’ll undertake a placement for at least one day each week, to gain valuable real world experience
  • Explore the importance of identifying and meeting children’s needs, enabling you to make a real difference to their lives
  • You’ll have the opportunity to apply for a place on an international placement. If you’re selected, you’ll spend four weeks at a school in Milan


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