You should apply to Norland through UCAS

Begin your application

UCAS is the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Whether you are a UK or international student, you should make your application to Norland through UCAS.

To make your UCAS application, you’ll need:

Our institution code: N52

Our course code: X310

Our course name: BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care

We received an exceptionally high number of applications this year and the course is now closed for applications to 2024 entry. If you’re still interested in joining us in September 2024 and would like to be considered if any places become available, please contact our admissions team.

2025 entry: You can begin your 2025 application on UCAS from 14 May 2024. 2025 applications can be submitted from 3 September 2024. The UCAS Equal Consideration deadline for 2025 entry is 29 January 2025 (18:00 UK time).

Contact our Admissions team if you have any questions about your application

+44 (0)1225 904050 [email protected]

The application process

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UCAS applications open

Applications can be submitted up until the equal consideration deadline in January via UCAS to begin your studies the following year (or for a deferred place), using the codes provided above.


Norland interviews begin

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to one of our interview sessions, which run from October until we close applications.


UCAS equal consideration deadline

To ensure your application to Norland receives equal consideration, you must submit it before this deadline.

25 April 2025

Emily Ward Bursary deadline (for 2025 entry)

Once you hold the offer of a place to study, you will be invited to submit a bursary application by the deadline to be considered for a means-tested award.


UCAS offers response deadline

If you receive all your application decisions by May, you must reply to your offers by the UCAS June deadline, otherwise they will be declined by default.


A-level/SQA results day

A-level/SQA results are published in August and conditional offers will be either confirmed or declined, depending on your results.

Writing your personal statement

We understand that you may be applying to other universities and courses and will be unable to specifically mention studying at Norland and your aspirations to become a Norland Nanny in your personal statement. If you’d like to tailor a personal statement to Norland, saying why you want to study with us, we will accept this additional statement which you can email directly to our admissions team. This will be considered alongside the rest of your application.

Watch our Admissions Q&A from September 2022 below for more advice and tips on applying to Norland.

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The interview process

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to Norland for an interview. The interview is in two parts. One part is a one-to-one interview with a member of staff where you will be asked about why you want to study at Norland and train to become a Norland Nanny. The interviewer will also ask you a question about the Norland Code of Professional Responsibilities. The second part will be a group interview along with 4-8 other applicants and 1-2 interviewers. This involves a presentation task which changes each year and you will be sent information 2 weeks ahead of the interview to prepare. We also invite students to bring a portfolio to showcase any relevant work if they wish.

Interviews are informal. We are looking to see your passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families. It is also a great opportunity to meet some of your potential classmates. If you are feeling a bit nervous ahead of your interview or looking for insight from students to help you prepare, please chat to our students who will be more than happy to answer your queries or email our admissions team.

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Meet our admissions team

Hannah Cowler - Admissions Manager

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Rebecca Tidman - Admissions Manager

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Helpful videos for applicants

Watch our Admissions Q&A from September 2023.
Students give interview tips to applicants at our virtual open event

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