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Foundation Degree in Early Years

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Course CodeE0103
Academic Year1718
Dates25th September 2017 to 6th July 2018
Times13:00 to 19:15
Location NameNuneaton Campus
AreaChild Development
Mode Of ProvisionPart Time
IntroductionThe Foundation Degree in Early Years (for those with experience and working regularly with children from birth - 7 years). The Foundation Degree (FdA) is a Level 5 intermediate degree qualification. It is aimed at those who wish to combine study with work commitments. It provides an opportunity to develop a range of professional, academic and key skills, which will be of value in early years settings.
Study OutlineModules include: Promoting Equality, diversity and Inclusion; Stories and Storytelling; How Children Learn and Develop; Supporting Children's Learning in the Foundation Stage; Study Skills and ICT; Engaging with Parents and Other Professionals; Developing Leadership and Reflective Practice; Supporting Transitions and PSE and a workplace based project.
Entry RequirementsNVQ 3 or equivalent is a distinct advantage. Applications are considered on individual merit but candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to work at degree level and be an experienced Early Years Practitioner. Computer skills would be a distinct advantage, although support and training are on-going throughout your studies.
EquipmentYou will be advised at interview.
AttendanceThe Foundation Degree is part-time and usually takes three years to complete. Sessions start at 1.00pm, one day a week. Learners are required to attend all modules to be eligible to progress and pass the module.
AssessmentAssessment will be through a combination of work-based learning, tasks, presentations, assignments and some end of year exams.
ProgressionA Certificate may be awarded after completion of 120 credits (FHEQ Level 4 if students do not wish to proceed to FHEQ Level 5). FdA qualification at FHEQ level 5 and opportunity to progress FHEQ level 6. This qualification offers preparation towards an HONS Degree and is an important pathway to EYPS.
QualificationDegree
Awarding BodyThe University of Warwick
Level5
Available Full-time?N
Available Part-time?Y
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?Y
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