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Early Childhood Studies - FdA

London Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £6000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The Early Childhood Studies FdA course combines practical and college-based learning, helping you to develop expert skills and knowledge in all aspects of working with young children.

Touching on academic theory that includes psychology, sociology and education, you'll also receive advice and guidance from a mentor during practical work experience.

With this combination of theory and professional practice, you can be assured that the foundation degree is focused on teaching you the skills employers demand.

This foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies has been developed to meet the needs of qualified early years practitioners working with children and families across all fields of the early years sector, including play, care, health and education.

Both local and international perspectives on early childhood will inform your studies. The course teachers will draw on disciplines including psychology, sociology, social policy, education and health, while specific topics covered will include children’s rights, pedagogical and curriculum approaches, diversity and inclusion.

You’ll build on your previous experience in the early years sector and undertake training with guidance from a mentor at work. Throughout the course, you’ll critically reflect on your everyday practice, helping to develop your skills to become a senior practitioner, leader and manager of early childhood environments.

The Early Childhood Studies FdA course combines practical and college-based learning, helping you to develop expert skills and knowledge in all aspects of working with young children. Touching on academic theory that includes psychology, sociology and education, you'll also receive advice and guidance from a mentor during practical work experience. With this combination...

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Course Content

Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules:

  • Adults and Children as Learners
  • Perspectives on Children’s Development
  • Understanding Play
  • Safeguarding Children’s Health and Wellbeing

Year 2 modules:

  • Challenging Inequalities in Early Childhood
  • Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum in the Early Years
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development Matters
  • Creative Thinking and Representation from Birth to Six
  • Communicating in Multilingual Contexts

Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules: Adults and Children as Learners Perspectives on Children’s Development Understanding Play Safeguarding Children’s Health and Wellbeing Year 2...

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Available Dates

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Classroom

Holloway

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£6000.00

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points in an equivalent Level 3 qualification in Early Years/Child Care and Education, including an NVQ or BTEC National Diploma/CACHE Diploma in Child Care or a recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related subject
  • two GCSEs at C (grade 4) or above in English and Maths or equivalent qualification to be agreed in consultation with the University Academic Liaison Tutor (ALT) before acceptance
  • one year of full-time experience working with children in an Early Years nursery or school setting
  • current clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work with children
  • two satisfactory references

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer.

Due to statutory requirements, we are not able to offer sponsorship under the Tier 4 visa route for this course. We will be happy to consider those falling into this category for an alternative suitable course on request. Overseas nationals who already hold an alternative visa in a suitable category or have been granted permission to remain in the UK indefinitely, and EU nationals may be considered for admission but please note that an additional international enhanced police check will be required.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Please note, unfortunately we cannot accept applications from international students for this course.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points in an equivalent Level 3 qualification in Early Years/Child Care and Education, including an NVQ or BTEC National Diploma/CACHE Diploma in Child Care or a recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related...

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Assessment Methods

The course is assessed through a variety of methods over the two years of study, including essays, reports, oral presentations, observations, reflective journals and an online discussion forum.

The course is assessed through a variety of methods over the two years of study, including essays, reports, oral presentations, observations, reflective journals and an online discussion forum.

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