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.
Upon registering to become a student of Bishop Burton College on a programme validated by the University of Hull, each student agrees to comply with the following:
- University of Hull Misconduct Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Complaint Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Academic Appeal & Queries Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Library and ICT Regulations and Guidelines
- Any other University of Hull policy, procedure, regulation or requirement as may be communicated from time to time. Find out more about the University of Hull's Quality and Standards.
See our Student Privacy Notice for details of how we manage your data.
Please use the following links to learn more about our Bishop Burton College's policies and procedures.
Visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Please note that due to changes for all Higher Education providers, the College has made an application to be registered with the Office for Students and expects an answer by September 2018. Find out more.
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.