36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


If you want to truly make a difference to young children, future generations and transform communities in a very rewarding field then the Early Childhood Education (Hons) programme from University of Hertfordshire is a course you would want to pursue.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why choose this course?

  • We are ranked 11th for Education in the UK
  • Improve your employability through work-based learning
  • Learn from experts with a wide range of experience in early years

The Early Childhood Education (Hons) programme from University of Hertfordshire enables you to be hands on in creative ways thereby allowing you to take part in shaping the Early Childhood Education curriculum. If you are searching for a career that is in high demand, with opportunities now and in the future, then this is a viable course for you. This course will help you become a confident, independent, critical thinker, skilled learner, a pedagogical leader and a self-aware professional.

Pick the path that’s right for you 

The Early Childhood Education (Hons) programme is offered in full-time (3years) and part-time (6 years) routes. Entry is normally at level 4, but it is possible at level 6 with suitable qualifications (e.g., a relevant foundation degree). What this means is that the degree is suitable for prospective students who have just completed their Level 3 studies and early childhood practitioners who want to increase their qualifications. If you’re passionate about improving early childhood education, then we’ve got this flexible programme of study that’s right for you. New intake normally takes place in September.

The programme offers you an opportunity to apply knowledge in practice through placement in all three years. It offers you an opportunity to understand and critically evaluate a range of theoretical and practice-based knowledge and skills that are both specific to the early childhood sector and relevant in many other professions. This will support you in your future career and enable you to stand out from other candidates when seeking employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Promoting Children's Wellbeing in the 21st Century
  • Working with Children: Exploring Identity, Values and Voice
  • Supporting Children: Play, Learning and Development
  • The Child's World: Family, Culture and Community
  • Placement: Observing the Curriculum in Practice
  • Developing Identity, Values and Voice in Practice
  • Empowering Children
  • Celebrating Difference: Inclusion and Diversity in Early Childhood Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 104-112
  • A Level BCC-BBC
  • Access Course Tariff: An overall merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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