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Early Years Sure Start Recognised Foundation Degree Level 5 Yr1

City and Islington College

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Early Years Sure Start Recognised Foundation Degree Level 5 Yr1 Quick Facts Course Code HS6H01A09 Start 28092009 Course Level Level 5 DaysTime DAY Course Length 2 years Where is the course? Centre for Health, Social and Child Care (Marlborough Building, 383 Holloway Road, London N7 0RN) What is this course about? With an excellent combination of practical and college based learning opportunities, this Sure Start recognised course enables you to further develop your expert knowledge and skills in all aspects of working with children. You will study theories of child development, carry out personal observations, plan your time and reflect on your personal work, boosting your employability in this challenging and rewarding field. The course is in partnership with London Metropolitan University. Who is this course for? The programme is ideal for early years practitioners who wish to improve their career prospects. What do I need to get on the course? You should have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education (e.g. CACHEBTEC Diploma, A-Levels) and, at least, Two years full-time experience of working with children in an early years or a school setting. You should currently be working in early years, either as an employee or a volunteer. We will consider applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience. You also need clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau to work with young children and two satisfactory references. Childminders and Outreach workers will need to provide evidence from an identified mentor in an early years setting where they will be expected to work six hours per week (the equivalent of one full day in a school) on paid or voluntary basis. What will I study? This programme combines a relevant work placement with college and University study. You attend college for teaching and tutorial on one full day and one evening a week (11 hours). In addition you spend at least two full days each week as a nursery nurse or teaching assistant in an early years or school setting. You develop your skills in working with children by carrying out observations, planning your work and organising your time, learning the theory of child development and reflecting on your practical work. You will also improve your study and communication skills, by writing essays, making presentations and working as part of a team. What qualification will I get? Foundation Degree in Early Years (Sure Start recognised) awarded by London Metropolitan University. What can I do after the course? When you successfully complete the foundation degree, you will have the status of senior practitioner. You may progress to appropriate honours degree programmes at London Metropolitan University (normally an additional four terms study), gain direct entry to a Registered Teachers Programme or apply for an Early Years Professional Status. How do I get on the course? Apply through UCAS institution code L68, Course code X945, campus code I How much does the course cost? If you are a home student you may be able to get help with fees - go to Course fees on the left side of this page. Home Students: Cost to be confirmed

Early Years Sure Start Recognised Foundation Degree Level 5 Yr1 Quick Facts Course Code HS6H01A09 Start 28092009 Course Level Level 5 DaysTime DAY Course Length 2 years Where is the course? Centre for Health, Social and Child Care (Marlborough Building, 383 Holloway Road, London N7 0RN) What is this course about? With an excellent combination of practical and college based learning opportunities,...

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