This programme is designed for those wanting to enter the sector, as well as those seeking career progression. It brings together academic and work-based learning to equip students with the higher level knowledge, understanding and skills needed in early years delivery. The course benefits from outstanding links with settings across the region, including day nurseries, pre-school provision, special schools, primary schools and children’s centres.
- Professional practice
- Principles of health, safety and safeguarding in early years settings
- Approaches to children's learning through play
- Observation, assessment and planning in the early years curriculum
- Special needs in the early years
- Theory and practice of behaviour management in early years settings
- Multi-agency partnership working
- Leadership and management in early years settings.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code J2A3, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
This Foundation Degree can be ‘topped up’ to a full honours degree via a Year Three Final Year programme.
This degree can lead to career progression and management positions in childcare and early years settings, including in day nurseries, pre-school provision, child minding, special schools, primary schools and children's centres.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care
Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.
Her time studying Health and Social Care at Bishop Burton College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and
she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.
Jasmine said: “We’ve learned about helping vulnerable people in all stages of life, including the elderly, children, people with additional needs and mental health issues. I’ve really learned a lot – much more than I thought I would. The course goes into a lot more areas than I thought it would.
“I’ve had work experience in a primary school and a care home. They have been really interesting, contrasting experiences.
“When I started the course I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. This has helped me see what options there are and eventually I would like to work in a primary school or in mental health. Mental health is a really big issue and it is very interesting.”