At Norland, you’ll study two distinct early years qualifications

Our two fully integrated qualifications uniquely blend theory and practice. Our award-winning 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 the early years and considerable professional and academic experience.

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 young children 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 that we find for you and support you throughout.

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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 (2022/23)

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Course level



BA (Hons) and Norland Diploma

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UCAS points

96 (September 2022 entry)

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New degree and diploma programme coming soon

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We are excited to announce that we will be offering a brand new degree and diploma programme for new students starting in September 2023, subject to validation. This will replace our current award-winning degree and diploma. The successful completion of our new degree and diploma will still lead to a professional career as a Norlander or Norland Nanny, as our fully qualified graduates are known. The new programme is in its final stages of development and will undergo a rigorous academic approval process, known as validation. We will be publishing more information on these pages shortly, so watch this space. Sign up to our mailing list now to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest Norland study news.

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