Whether experienced in the early years sector or not, if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, this Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies is the perfect underpinning for your career. The programme has been developed to link closely with placement/work experiences and extensive research has been conducted to inform the design and delivery of the programme. The modules studied may include: • The Child in Society • Child Health and Wellbeing • Working with Children and Families • Language & Literacy Development • The Reflective Practitioner • Introduction to Leadership and Management. You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale primary research project within an early years setting. The development of such a project further develops your organisational, interpersonal, critical and evaluative skills context. Progression Opportunities This Foundation Degree will open up a variety of career paths and can lead to employment in family support and projects working in a range of early years settings including children’s centre worker, home/school liaison officer, early years practitioner or a role within a primary school. A top-up year is available for students who complete the Foundation Degree to achieve a Level 6 BA (Hons) Degree
The modules studied may include: • The Child in Society • Child Health and Wellbeing • Working with Children and Families • Language & Literacy Development • The Reflective Practitioner • Introduction to Leadership and Management.
There are no exams on this programme, each module is assessed by means of assignments which may include reflective essays, the development of learning resources and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers. Personal tutor and academic support is provided and facilitates individual and whole group progression
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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- Taunton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants are required to apply through the UCAS process
students are also required to have four GCSEs to include English and Maths Grades 4 - 9 or a recognised equivalent Level 2 qualification
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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