What will I learn? 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. During the course you will study modules that will relate directly to your workplace, and allow you to put your learning into practise. You will understand the process of learning for children and young people, study language and literacy development, and fully understand safeguarding, welfare, and wellbeing of young people. What could I progress on to? 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.
Modules include: • The Practitioner as Learner • Children and Young People's Learning and Development • Pedagogical approaches and the adult role • Play as a Developmental Learning Process • Communication, Language and Literacy Development • Professional Reflective Practice in Learning and Development • Safeguarding and Promoting Welfare and Wellbeing • Assessing Children’s Achievements and Families in Communities
You will be expected to compile a portfolio of evidence as well as submitting essays. You will also be assessed in the workplace for elements of some of the units.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Hastings (Station Plaza)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 - 120 CATS points from degree-level study (e.g. HNC, one year of full-time FdA or BA) Content of completed modules from previous study will be reviewed to ensure they map across to learning aims/outcomes of the new course. Please contact us for further information.
International students will need IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing. For visa information visit http://www.escg.ac.uk/study/international/visas/
We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications. We can accept mature students based on relevant work experience, and / or a portfolio. Please contact us for further information.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||International students require a 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7995||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7995||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7995||Year 1|
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East Sussex College
Hastings, East Sussex
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