As an early years professional you can make a significant difference to children’s lives, working with them at this time of key developmental milestones. This new degree will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of key concepts and practices that will support your own development as a practitioner.The degree will be recognised as a sector endorsed programme and it will meet the QAA subject benchmark statement for Early Childhood Studies and so be approved by Ofsted increasing the value of this qualification to employers.You will study with likeminded people across a range of other related professional roles based in your own community.
The use of weekly learning sessions, either face-to-face learning in local venues or online, will enable you to balance study, work and home demands. Local delivery in a study group with students across a small number of interrelated programmes will support you to be successful in your study. Due to the flexibility in assignment titles it will be possible when appropriate to negotiate a focus that meets the needs of you and your employer.
As work based practice is a key part of this degree you have the potential to work during your study. This work based learning will provide you with a key opportunity to connect your academic and professional learning with the expectation that you have access to 10 hours per week across the study year.
• A requirement of attendance at two weekend (Friday evening and Saturday daytime) study sessions each year is structured to support you engage with students on your degree from across the country.
• There is the opportunity to progress to a BA top-up on completion.
• Subject to approval FdA Early Years Professional will be recognised as a sector endorsed programme.
• The degree can be used to support you on your route into teacher training.
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
The Learning Institute
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||The Learning Institute|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 points|
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£12,100 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.