As an FD Children's Development and Learning student at York College, you will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. You will study a variety of themes as part of the course including valuing inclusivity through shared expertise, understanding learning and education theorists, academic skills, communicating in an effective and professional manner and the wider social and economic environment.
You will be joining a programme with an established reputation for producing graduates who enjoy challenging careers in the early years services. Tutors on the Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning will work with you, to ensure that you are able to develop the skills and competencies you need to progress in your career. This bespoke support ensures that our graduates achieve the highest possible standards in both their academic achievement and professional lives.
The FD is awarded on completion of 120 credits at level 4, completed across seven modules. There is a requirement for the student to be employed in the children’s workforce or to undertake a work placement to be able to complete some of the module assessments. Ideally, you will already be working professionally with children and the format of the programme, normally taught on one afternoon and evening each week, will enable you to balance your work and studies. If you are not currently employed in working with children, voluntary work placements can be arranged. Your work will be continually assessed through a number of methods such as assignments, essays and work-based research.
On successful completion of the foundation degree, it may lead to employment in the early years services, managers or practitioners in early years settings or work with the Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships. You may wish to progress to the BA (Hons) Leading Children's Development and Learning at York College or progress on to BA (Hons) Playwork or Education Studies at other local universities. Other progression routes are available in Childhood Studies and Early Years teaching degrees with Qualified Teacher Status.
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
The FdA is awarded on completion of 120 credits at level 4, completed across seven modules. There is a requirement for the student to be employed in the children’s workforce or to undertake a work placement to be able to complete some of the module assessments.
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.
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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:
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Literacy and Numeracy
at Level 2
2 years of relevant childcare experience. A placement of at least 300 hours per year. Applicants who have
relevant skills and
experience but who do
not hold the standard
requirements will be
will be required to
necessary skills and
experience to enter the
course through their
Criminal records check (DBS)
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