Who would benefit from this course and who is it aimed at?
The aim of the foundation degree is to provide a professional opportunity and a progression route to becoming a graduate. It is designed for people already working in the field of early years who already hold a level 3 qualification and have some post qualifying experience. It combines study with workplace learning. Students will make links between theory and practice, gain a deeper knowledge of how children learn and develop and explore aspects of social policy which affects children and their families.
64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading) in English or maths
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Related work experience will be considered in place of a formal qualifications.
You must have experience of working with children post level 3 and currently be working for a minimum of 2 days per week in an appropriate setting. This can be paid or voluntary.
You will also need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 12 months of the start of the course. You can apply for one at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.
Any trips will be any additional cost.
o The Enabling Practitioner in the 21st Century
o The Reflective Student
o Learning and Development
o Working Together
o Pioneers and Pedagogies; influences in the Early Years Curriculum
o Effective Teamwork
o The Critically Reflective Student
o Safeguarding in Practice
o Leadership and Management
o Research Theory and Practice
o Positive Relationships
o Practitioners as Play Partners
Course Potential Careers
Hours Per Week
The course runs for 2 years.