Course code: CHAB305P
Subject area: Early Years
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:30am - 5:00pm
7th Sep 2021 - 28th Jun 2023
A widely recognised qualification, the two-year Foundation Degree in Early Years is designed for experienced childminder and early years practitioners who are working in a variety of early years settings, with families or playgroups and in schools, nurseries and children's centres. The course provides opportunities to develop your knowledge and practice, enhance your career prospects, and gain access to further learning alongside your work.
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS - code X314.
While the course is classed as full-time, because there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful, students attend just one day per week from 9.30am-5.00pm. However, applicants should be prepared for approximately 15 hours of self-directed study each week on top of their normal attendance at College.
Over a two-year period a substantial amount of learning will take place in the workplace through the planned and supported tasks and projects set, and applicants will take a series of modules during regular classes at college.
As part of this course, you will study the following modules:
YEAR 1Studying Policy and PracticeReflective Early Years PedagogyIntroduction to Child DevelopmentInclusion and Well-beingWorking with Families and CaregiversGlobal Perspectives
Year 2Early Years LeadershipArtwork PedagogiesChildren's VoicesEarly Years EnvironmentsContemporary Issues in Early Childhood StudiesResearching with Young Children
Employers have been directly involved in the design of the course, which will build upon the practical work you are already undertaking in the workplace to provide clear links between practice and theory.
16 - 18 Fee
19+ Reduced Fee