Early Years Level 5 Foundation Degree
Type: Full Time
Awarding Body: University of Chichester Download/print details
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The Foundation Degree in Early Childhood is delivered here at Brockenhurst.
This course is designed for people who are currently working with young children in an early years setting. You could be working in either a maintained or non-maintained setting, in a range of roles such as: Senior Nursery Nurse, Nursery Supervisor/Manager, Pre-School, Childminder, Play Group Leader, Room leader, Social services Children’s Department.
This Level 5 programme aims to encourage early years practitioners to adopt a critical view of their own workplace practice and that of others. It covers a wide range of aspects of early years; from curriculum issues to observations, child development to social policy.
Course Structure & Teaching Methods
Teaching and learning provides a wide variety of teaching methods which include lectures, group work, seminars and presentations. Most of the assessed work is linked directly to workplace practice. The FD is designed to provide theoretical underpinning knowledge to early year’s practice in order to meet the demands of government initiatives to raise standards and increase the professionalism of the early years sector.
Duration: 2 years part-time one day per week, Thursday 9am - 5pm.
Information & Support
Bursaries toward the cost of the course may available from the local Early Years Care and Education partnerships (subject to change)
Students accepted onto the course are eligible to apply for student loans through Student Finance England and must have loans in place or in process before the start of the programme.
You can potentially apply for entry to:
BA (Hons) programmes in Education
?BA (Hons) Early Childhood Level 6 Top Up
Practitioners wishing to undertake EYT/QTS/SCITT following the achievement of the BA(Hons) Top up Degree, will require GCSE Maths , Science and English at C