Our FdA Childhood Studies courses offer a flexible programme of study for those in employment, so you may ‘earn while you learn’. The overall aim is to foster a reflective approach to the knowledge, understanding and skills which underpin work with young children. The view taken of the child is holistic and there is an emphasis on children’s social and emotional development. Study requires you to engage with a wide range of relevant academic knowledge combined with its application in practical settings. The programme takes an inclusive, positive and individualised approach to fostering children’s development. The Distance Learning route is ideal for those who live and work some distance away, where travelling into Winchester regularly may be difficult. We encourage more local applicants to attend the face-to-face programme on campus to benefit from the interaction with other students. If you study the FdA Childhood Studies at the University, you will benefit from regular seminar-style sessions where interaction with lecturers and other students provides a supportive and dynamic learning environment.