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 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
Lucy manages to hold down two jobs, working as an early years educator at a local nursery and also as a waitress, as well as her studies as she pursues her dream career working with children.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Bishop Burton College is a great place to learn. All the people at the College are really friendly. I enjoy my time here because the course is great and and the teachers are lovely.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: One of the best things about my course is the work placement because you get to learn what it is really like to work in a nursery or school. The modules we do are also really interesting.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to one day become a juvenile probation officer or a juvenile counsellor in America.