Who is this course for?
Attendance in college will be for one or two days per week, over a
Whether experienced in the early
The programme team has worked collaboratively with early years care and education providers for many years. As such, extensive research has been conducted throughout the development of this programme through the engagement of early years' employers, head teachers, parents, children, Early Years and Primary School Practitioners and recent and past graduates.
The exciting development for this new programme offers opportunities for qualified, experienced practitioners and inexperienced applicants, to develop their knowledge and skills.
The modules studied over the two years will include:
Teaching and Assessment
There are no examinations on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments – reflective essay, production of children's learning and development resources, and presentations. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at college in order to help maximise your chances of success. Teaching sessions take the form of lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.
This Foundation Degree will open up a variety of career paths and can lead to employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings - children's centre worker, home/school liaison officer, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. The majority of our foundation degree graduates progress to the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-up programme.
As an early years professional you can help transform chidren's lives and play an instrumental role in preparing them for learning and later life.
To commence the Foundation Degree candidates must have GCSE English grade A*-C; IELTS Level 6 or above for students whose first language is not English), Mathematics grade A*-C (or Maths functional skills at Level 2) and at least one of the following:
The nature of study at this level requires GCSE grade A*-C (new grade system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent qualification. Under exceptional circumstances, a conditional offer may be made to a prospective learner to include an expectation of working towards GCSE Maths grade C or Level 2 Numeracy alongside completing the degree programme.
You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as CRB) prior to commencing any placement work.
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