SMB College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: De Montfort University

FdA Childhood, Education and SEND

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Course summary

This programme will suit aspiring students who are looking for a career in, or are already working, with children and young people and a variety of settings. Many of the students who take this programme are working or volunteering in nurseries, schools or special needs settings. Others will come straight from level 3 study such as A levels or Level 3 Diplomas. The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to access supervisory and management roles in a range of Early Years and Young People's settings. Theory will be applied to practice with an emphasis on the development of self-reflective practitioners. Students are to be in paid employment or voluntary work for a minimum of two days per week in an appropriate setting for the duration of the course. Our teaching staff come from fantastic and varied professional careers bringing a breadth of knowledge and experience to SMB College Group and our students. All lecturers are qualified teachers. They have all worked as specialists in their area, previously working at other colleges as lecturers, in schools as teaching assistants (SEN or otherwise), End Point assessors or nursery managers. They are qualified at degree level or above in relevant field such as SEND PAthways, Early Childhood Studies, Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families, Early Years and others.


Modules Include: Higher Education Learning Skills and Reflection Children & Young People's Development Children and Young People's Rights Promoting Positive Behaviour Curriculum in Practice International Perspectives Children and Young People's Health and Well-being Safeguarding Children and Young People Research in Higher Education

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied dependent on the module but include written reports, practical delivery, professional discussions and presentations.

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

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Melton - Creative and Service Industries Campus
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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)

To enter directly on to Year 2 of the programme, you will need to demonstrate achievement of 120 credits at Level 4/Year 1 in a relevant subject (Merit profile).

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International applicants

We are not able to accept applications from international applicants.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
FdA Childhood, Education and SEND at SMB College Group - UCAS