About us

The very best education
since 1892

Norland College's mission is to provide the very best early years degree education and childcare training for its students, giving them the knowledge, experience and skills to maximise their own potential and that of the children in their care.

Based in the beautiful City of Bath, Norland College has an enviable reputation in early years education. It has been running childcare courses since 1892, is recognised internationally as the best in its field and works with a variety of organisations offering consultancy and training.

Our unique undergraduate early years degree, the BA (Hons) in Early Years Development and Learning, is validated by the University of Gloucestershire. As part of this three year programme, students study for the Norland Diploma which provides extensive practical childcare training and experience. It is the Norland Diploma that distinguishes 'Norlanders' from other early years professionals and makes them highly sought after. Together with Norland Agency, we are able to provide Norlanders with a unique route from training to life-long employment.

Norland College submitted an annual return for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in January 2014 that demonstrates that we are continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.