Completing the course successfully will raise, to a national foundation degree level, your understanding of issues about children and their development and learning. Your academic learning will underpin the work-related skills that you will develop. The degree is based on a working partnership between the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Coleg Menai, local nurseries, primary schools and childcare centres. This degree is particulary suitable for current practitioners who are working in the field of Early Childhood and wish to study as well as remain in employment. The degree is suitable for those who wish to gain a national degree to the value of 240 credits. However, a certificate (120 credits) can be awarded on successful completion of Level 4. Students who complete the Foundation Degree successfully may apply to join the third year of the BA Childhood Studies degree BA Childhood Studies degree. Why choose Bangor University for this course? This flexible course offered as a 2-year full-time or 4-year part-time degree. It is suitable for those who wish to study full-time. It is also suitable for those already working in areas relevant to the degree such as in nurseries or childcare, management of childcare or Partnership centres and learning assistants within primary schools. It is possible to study on a part-time basis and continue in employment.