Foundation Degree (Arts) two years, part time study

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The Foundation Degree (Arts) Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years is an exciting entry into Higher Education, delivered locally by the Pen Green Research Base and endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire.

This course is designed for those who wish to combine study with other commitments, and provides an opportunity to develop a range of vocational, academic and personal skills which will be of value in your practice in the workplace. The Foundation Degree is completed over two years in 3 flexible one-week study blocks each year at St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre in Bradford, an Outstanding provider of early years services and Nursery Education, the course is both a rigorous academic and coherant vocational qualification, drawing heavily on work-based learning. 

The next cohort study weeks in Bradford are;

Year 1

  • 12 - 16 February 2018
  • 14 - 18 May 2018
  • 17 - 21 September 2018

Year 2

  • 11 - 15 February 2019
  • 13 - 17 May 2019
  • 16 - 20 September 2019

Entry requirements are that you hold a level 3 qualification in a relevent area, GCSEs in maths and English at level C or above (some equivilencies can be accepted), have experience of working directly with children and families or involved in early childhood services, and you are currently engaged in that work. Interviews will be held at St Edmund's, Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford.

For those who wish to take their studies further, St Edmund's offers a pathway to a BA (Hons) Top-up award, and a pathway into teaching with the Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT.


For an informal chat or more information please contact Andrea Layzell at St Edmund's Nursery School on 01274 543282, or contact Pen Green for an application form by emailing 


Published: 18/01/2018
Audience: Early Years Practitioners, TA's, HLTAs, Family Support Workers, level 3 early years practitioners wo
Contact: Andrea Layzell

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