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Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood Studies

This part-time qualification, validated by the University of Bolton, could be your chance to progress your career while developing your academic skills and knowledge. Mostly work-based, the course aims to combine early years and children’s learning with the practical experiences you encounter in the workplace.
Level
4 & 5
Duration
2.5 years
Location
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

The Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies meets the requirements for continuing professional development in the early years sector. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for working with children in a range of care and education settings. It will also prepare students to engage with further study, enquiry and practice where knowledge of early years is required.

It is suitable for experienced practitioners working directly with young children (0-8 years) in a range of care and education settings, and for teaching assistants specialising in early years.

When does the course start?

7th October 2020

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree Early Years Childhood Studies, awarded by the University of Bolton.

You can them progress on to the BA (Hons) Professional Development in Early Years (Top Up). 

 

What will the course cover?

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Personal development and study skills
  • The developing child
  • ICT to support children’s learning
  • Facilitating children’s learning
  • Inclusive practice
  • Social policy
  • Safeguarding children
  • Developing reflective practice
  • Independent study
  • Research perspetives
  • Managing sessions with children

Each module begins with classes that introduce the course content. We then explore how to apply these concepts to workplace scenarios. In this way we help you to learn to apply your new found knowledge in practice. Tutorials form part of each module and you’ll receive support for your independent work. In addition, the practice trainer will develop your professional practice through observations in the workplace, feedback and one-to-one discussions.

A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, presentations, case studies, activity plans, reflective accounts, critical evaluations and, in the final module, an independent study related to an area of your practice.

When will I attend?
How much does the course cost?

Year one - £6,000

Year two - £6,000

Year three - £2,400

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

For information on student finance visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Location

Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
Manchester,
M1 5JW