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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 - 95% from enrolment to completion (Set 37).

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Small class sizes; top 10% for student satisfaction

You’ll study at a top 10% UK higher education provider for student satisfaction (NSS 2020) 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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You’ll study two distinct qualifications that perfectly blend academic and practical training and complete 1,216 hours in a wide range of placement settings.

“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.

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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.


Read about our heritage, ethos and vision
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Norland named best university in the UK for enhanced graduate outcomes

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Norland to welcome students from around the world for the first time in its history

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One of Norland’s first male graduates reflects on his career so far

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Every journey to Norland is unique and none more so than second-year student Megan’s who is training to become a fourth-generation nanny in her family after her mother, nan and great gran all worked as nannies.

As we celebrate #NannyRecognitionWeek, why not have a read of her blog on our website and find out about her journey to Norland and her time so far!

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