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LEVEL: Level 4

CAMPUS: Station Plaza

DURATION: 2 years

STUDY MODE:

ACADEMIC YEAR: 18/19

START DATE: October

END DATE: June


FEE: £7,000.00

OFFERING CODE: 16677

The Foundation Degree is aimed at current practitioners who must be working in an Early Years / Childcare setting and should have normally been employed within that setting for at least two years who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding . The FdA in Early Years programme aims to prepare practitoners to take on a either formal leadership role within their setting or a role which focuses on training, mentoring or supporting staff in the workplace. Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity focused time with groups of children. They must have agreement from the workplace/employer to support the them through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course. Applicants must have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.
In this qualification students will be expected to compile a portfolio of evidence as well as submitting essays; they will be assessed in the workplace for elements of the units.

This qualification allows for progression onto a final top up year of a BA (hons) Professional Studies in Learning and Development.

Learners are able to progress on to a variety of inspection positions. The FdA in Early Years programme aims to prepare practitoners to take on a either formal leadership role within their setting or a role which focuses on training, mentoring or supporting staff in the workplace.

There will be a charge for a DBS ( formally CRB Criminal Records Bureau) check if students are not currently employed in their setting.

Applicants must be involved in at least 12 hours / week of activity focused time with groups of children. They must have agreement from the workplace/employer to support the them through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course. Applicants must have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.
Demand for high quality childcare and education services requires highly skilled, well-educated Early Years Practitioners. Our two-year FdA Early Years programme is designed to prepare you for a formal leadership role within an early years setting or a role that focuses on training, mentoring or supporting staff in the workplace.

The course will offer you an opportunity to review the various disciplines that contribute to our understanding of early childhood and aims to support practitioners working in a variety of settings.

You will be expected to recognise the role of play and its importance in the curriculum. You will carry out observations and, through the analysis of the observations, be in a position to contribute to curriculum and environment planning which reflects the age and stage of development of every child.

With the need to complete independent research, career aspirations, and inspect services and mentor trainees, the role and demands of an Early Years practitioner are constantly increasing. That is why higher level study in this field is becoming more and more essential.

Once you have completed this course you will be a well-equipped practitioner to take on either a formal leadership role within the setting or a role which focuses on training, mentoring or supporting staff in the workplace. You may also choose to study further to top-up your degree to gain a BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Learning and Development.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be 18 years old or above, completed a normal HE access route such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3, NVQ Level 3, or HE access course; or provide other evidence of capability to undertake study at higher education. You must also be: - working in an Early Years / Childcare setting and should have normally been employed within that setting for at least two years. And - involved in at least 12 hours per week of activity focused time with groups of children. You will also need to have agreement from the workplace/employer to support you through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course. International students must have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in writing. You must be 18 years old or above, completed a normal HE access route such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3, NVQ Level 3, or HE access course; or provide other evidence of capability to undertake study at higher education. You must also be: - working in an Early Years / Childcare setting and should have normally been employed within that setting for at least two years. And - involved in at least 12 hours per week of activity focused time with groups of children. You will also need to have agreement from the workplace/employer to support you through workplace learning facilitations, including provision of learning and assessment opportunities required by the course. International students must have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in writing. Please download the Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education Interview Task here.

COURSE FEES

Standard Fee: £7,000.00

International Fee: £7,000.00


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