You’ll learn through a range of teaching and learning formats

Our students enjoy high success rates because we use a wide range of teaching and learning techniqueto suit different learning styles. The percentage of students that graduate from the BA (Hons) in Early Years Development and Learning is well above averagecomparable only to the very top academic universities in the UK. You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and tutorials (both tutor- and student-led) and supported by directed research. You’ll also learn through practical workshops and classes, through tutor- and self-directed study and through the application of theory and reflective practice in real-world situations. You’ll also benefit from technology enhanced learning through a virtual learning environment designed to complement face-to-face learning and access to a dedicated library and resource tutorials.

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Jude Holby - Head of Learning, Teaching and Research

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Deborah Buck - Academic and Curriculum Leader and Senior Lecturer in Early Years

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Tom Parsons - Programmes Manager and Senior Lecturer in Early Years

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You’ll be assessed throughout your training using a variety of methods

We’ll use formative assessment to determine your day-to-day learning and development by observing your participation in tasks, by questioning, quizzes, peer assessment and many other methods.

We’ll use summative assessment to identify your achievement at key stages throughout the programme, which will contribute to your marks and grades. Summative assessment will mostly be done through different coursework methods and a small proportion of written exams. We will set appropriate and inclusive assessment tasks with clear marking criteria in advance to promote and measure learning and ensure feedback is prompt so you can reflect on your work, rectify mistakes and measure your own progress. You’ll complete placement-based assessments, such as observations, plans and other work-based materials.

In the final year of the degree, you’ll complete a work-based project enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and skills to the highest level.

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Students share their Norland stories

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“Norland was a fantastic place to study, and its support and guidance remains second to none.”

Lily

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“The foundation of quality that is ‘instilled’ in you makes the Norland experience unique. It is the culture that children and families deserve the best.”

Natasha

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“Norland in my eyes is the best of the best. … The training that we receive is top class.”

Lizzie

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“If you are passionate about working with children, there is no better place to study than Norland.”

Hannah

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Gold-rated teaching and learning

Icon for Our TEF Gold-rating is the highest quality in the UK

Our TEF Gold-rating is the highest quality in the UK

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We’re one of the top independent HE providers in the UK

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Our 95% student success rate is among the highest

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We’re in the top 10% of universities for student experience

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Please note: If you are a British citizen, have ‘right of abode’ in the UK, or a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can apply to study at Norland in the normal way through UCAS.

If you are not a British citizen, do not have ‘right of abode’ in the UK, or are a non-European Economic Area (EEA) or non-Swiss national, unfortunately you cannot currently apply to study at Norland.

Please email admissions@norland.ac.uk if you would like us to contact you if this situation changes.

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