This course is ideal if you are considering a career in early years education and wish to start studying for the necessary qualifications.
This course is for people that would like to study on a Higher Education programme in Early Years e.g the Early Years BA (Hons), but need to gain the required entry qualifications and skills.
You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:
Your work will be assessed by a mixture of assessment methods which could include coursework, presentations and examinations.
Following successful completion of this Diploma, students will be able to progress to University to a range of pathways including, Early Years, Childhood Studies or Education.
At least one GCSE in either English Language or Maths at C or Grade 4 or above or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2) – Evidence of this will be required during the application cycle.
Ideally you will have both. However, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying with us.
Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.
As part of the interview process, as well as showing suitability through a verbal interview you will need to complete a short computer-based assessment in Maths and English to show that you are currently working to a minimum of level 1.
Applying for a course is simple:
If you have any questions, a course adviser is here to help you.
Attendance: 13 hours directed study per week