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World-renowned exceptional training

You’ll benefit from award-winning teaching and learning and one of the highest undergraduate degree student success rates - 78% achieved a 1st class or 2:1 degree (Set 42).

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Small class sizes; top for student satisfaction

You’ll study at a top UK higher education provider for student satisfaction (NSS 2022) and benefit from small class sizes and a high student support staff to student ratio of 7:1.

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Lifelong support and training with the Agency

As a Norlander, you'll receive support and advice throughout your career from the Norland Agency and have exclusive access to Continuing Professional Development training.

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Guaranteed employment opportunities

Once qualified, you'll enjoy 100% employability with a paid probationary nanny role that we find for you and your pick of jobs through the Norland Agency.

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25 September 2022 marked 130 years since Emily Ward founded Norland as the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training and created a new profession: the trained nursery nurse.
Discover Norland at 130

“Norland is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew’s story

Matthew (Set 43) worked in a range of early years settings before enrolling at Norland as a mature student. In his My Norland Story, he explores student life and the opportunities available to Norlanders.

Read Matthew's story

"Norland has the best support for students in my opinion from every institution I've experienced."

Second-year student Marie (Set 45) discusses why she moved from Germany to the United Kingdom to study at Norland, the support she's received and studying a degree in her second language.

Read Marie's story

“My time at Norland so far has been an extraordinary adventure."

Ike (Set 43) discusses why he wants to work in the early years, the importance of more males in the industry and studying at Norland.

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"I don't think anyone can quite get into words exactly what Norland means to you because it's such an amazing thing to be a part of."

Third-year student Emily (Set 42) opens up about the challenges she's overcome to study at Norland, the support she's received during her studies and how the small number of students creates a family feel.

Read Emily's story

Steeped in history, but focused on the future

Founded in 1892 by educational pioneer Emily Ward, Norland was the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training. World-famous for providing the very best early years training and education, Norland remains cutting-edge. Today’s students pursue the most up-to-date academic childcare training and the highest practice standards in line with the latest research.

Celebrating over 130 years of pioneering history
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TEF gold award

Norland awarded TEF Gold for a third time – for its outstanding student experience and student outcomes

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Norland launches world’s first research journal dedicated to home-based early childhood education and care 

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Norland named top small or specialist provider in the UK by Whatuni

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