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Early Years, Education and Practice (Work Based)

University Centre Farnborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Surrey

Course summary

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This course is aimed at students who are currently employed within the sector and already hold a full and relevant Level 3 qualification. Attendance at college is part-time with students linking theory to their work-based practice. Common threads running through many of the core modules include theories of how children learn and develop, curriculum development, and observation and assessment. The work-based setting therefore facilitates much of the learning, and assignments will provide the learner with the opportunity to demonstrate competence in all topic areas.

Course details


**Level 4** * The Physical, Personal, Social and Emotional Child - This provides the essential theoretical background to the physical, personal, spiritual, social and emotional development of children. It develops understanding of why these are prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage and how they relate to each other. * Cognition and Language - This places particular emphasis on how children learn and their cognitive and language development. * The Child, Family and Parental Involvement – This explores the concept of the child, working with families and strategies related to parental involvement. It considers the diverse nature of families and issues related to promoting involvement. * Health and Wellbeing - This explores the concepts of health and wellbeing and considers key government health priorities in relation to child health. It also examines legislation and policies related to health and safety. * Promoting Creative Learning - This explores the concept of creative expression and children’s representation through play and creative materials. It examines the role of the practitioner in providing a well resourced environment that promotes creative expression. * Value of Play – This examines the relevance of play to early year’s education and its value in the Foundation Stage and beyond. * Professional Development Portfolio I – This will ensure students are applying their knowledge to practice. A portfolio demonstrating personal and professional development is submitted, including reflective logs; a presentation or an assessment. **Level 5** * Professional Development Portfolio II – Professional and personal development is evaluated within a specialist pathway that has been chosen. Emphasis is on the processes involved in the planning cycle within the curriculum. Presentation of a portfolio of work including self evaluation; professional discussion; group presentation. * Introduction to Research - A suitable topic for research related to Early Years practice will be identified and researched to develop a project proposal and extended literature review. * Policy, Perspectives and Influences on Early Years – This explores the factors that influence the current provision of early years. * Early Literacy and Communication – This explores the role of the practitioner in developing emergent literacy skills within the EYFS and in preparing children for transition to Key Stage 1. * Early Maths and Exploration - This explores the role of the practitioner in developing the skills needed for emergent maths and exploration and in preparing children for transition to Key Stage 1. * Integrated Working and Safeguarding - This explores multi-agency working in regards to safeguarding children and promoting positive outcomes. It requires students to reflect on policies and strategies. * Leading and Managing – This explores the concepts of leadership and management within Early Years settings and the differences between them.

Assessment method

The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to progress to an Honours degree or further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes: * Assessed coursework/assignments * Multiple choice questions * Formal examinations * Written reports * Case studies * Summative reflections * Literature reviews * Presentations

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX311
Institution code F66
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

18 months experience and current employment in sector.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
EU £8000 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Years, Education and Practice (Work Based) at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS