At Norland, you’ll study two distinct qualifications

Our two fully integrated qualifications uniquely blend theory and practice. Our TEF Gold-rated BA (Hons) in Early Years Development and Learning is a three-year full-time undergraduate degree course. You’ll be taught by lecturers with a passion for this subject area and considerable professional and academic experience in both education and health.

Running alongside the degree and for a fourth year following completion of the degree is the prestigious Norland Diploma. This qualification will prepare you for all the practical aspects of the care and development of children in the early years (aged 0-8) as well as critical professional and life skills. The final module of the Diploma is the Newly Qualified Nanny (NQN) year, a 12-month probationary nanny post in paid full-time employment.

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Course details


3 years full-time plus 1 year full-time as a Newly Qualified Nanny (fully supported and salaried)

Tuition fees

£14,990 (2020/21)

Fees & study costs

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Course level



BA (Hons) and Norland Diploma

UCAS institution code


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UCAS points

96 (September 2020 entry)

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