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.