The Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies meets the requirements for continuing professional development in the early years sector. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for working with children in a range of care and education settings. It will also prepare students to engage with further study, enquiry and practice where knowledge of early years is required.
It is suitable for experienced practitioners working directly with young children (0-8 years) in a range of care and education settings, and for teaching assistants specialising in early years.
On successful completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree Early Years and Childhood Studies, awarded by the University of Bolton.
You can them progress on to the BA (Hons) Professional Development in Early Years (Top Up).
Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.
Each module begins with classes that introduce the course content. We then explore how to apply these concepts to workplace scenarios. In this way we help you to learn to apply your new found knowledge in practice. Tutorials form part of each module and you’ll receive support for your independent work. In addition, the practice trainer will develop your professional practice through observations in the workplace, feedback and one-to-one discussions.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, presentations, case studies, activity plans, reflective accounts, critical evaluations and, in the final module, an independent study related to an area of your practice.
Attendance is required one evening per week 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Year one - £6,000
Year two - £6,000
Year three - £2,400
Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.
For information on student finance visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance
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