Early Childhood Studies degrees provide opportunities for practitioners working with children, families and professionals in various contexts and roles across private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings. The Foundation Degree will equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to articulate and challenge competing factors and perspectives shaping Early Childhood, supporting them in delivering quality, inclusive education and care and in leading change. This degree appeals to a wide range of roles and settings within which early childhood studies students work, such as those within private, voluntary and independent education, social care, family, health and legal sectors.
All students take a total of 120 credits per level. Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Reflective Journey, Preparation for Research, Early Childhood Development, Play and Creativity, Working with Families and Professionals and Health and Wellbeing. Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Problem Based Learning, Early Years Research Project, Keeping Children Safe Pedagogy and Environments, Early Childhood Policy and Legislation, Leading Quality Provision.
Throughout the course you will be assessed in various ways. Examples of assessment activity includes, Essays, Seminars, Examinations, Portfolios, Reports, Group presentations, Individual presentation, Projects and mini-dissertations, Recap, Peer assessment, Group assessment, Web Based Concept Maps and Professional Discussions. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you'll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Please check the International section of the website for details. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. You'll need a clear current DBS certificate.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You'll need a clear current DBS certificate
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
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