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Education: Early Years and Primary - 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 Education: Early Years and Primary sector foundation degree builds on your experience of working in an education setting by engaging with academic theory that includes psychology, sociology and education. As part of the course you'll learn new skills and develop your knowledge of working in the primary education and early years sectors with 3 to 11-year- olds.

The course includes on-the-job training supported by a mentor at work, allowing you to put what you learn on the course into practice, ensuring you will be well equipped for career progression.

We’ll build on your previous primary and early years education experience by combining both theoretical and work-based learning. This will increase your understanding of the complexities underpinning teaching techniques and the experience of working with children in education.

This foundation degree in learning and development focuses on working with 3 to 11-year-olds, the course is ideal if you're a practitioner supporting teaching in a primary school classroom or early years education setting and want to progress in your career.

The new perspectives you’ll develop include a well-balanced view on the inequalities faced by children in education and how you can increase the effectiveness of your teaching and a child’s learning in school. The course promotes a view of education as a holistic experience in which teaching and learning are inextricably linked to feelings and thinking.

The course team will draw on theoretical perspectives including education, wellbeing, psychology, sociology and social policy, while specific topics covered will include political and pedagogical curriculum approaches, differentiation and inclusion, the role and value of reflection in scaffolding children’s learning and development.

The Education: Early Years and Primary Sector FdA has been developed to meet the needs of qualified education practitioners working across a diverse range of education sectors, including primary, early years and health care settings. It includes on-the-job training and support from a mentor at work to enable you to be better placed to contribute to the successful development of primary school or early years learning environments as well as your own personal professional progression.

Throughout the course, you’ll critically reflect on your everyday practice, helping to develop your skills to become an informed practitioner and manager.

The Education: Early Years and Primary sector foundation degree builds on your experience of working in an education setting by engaging with academic theory that includes psychology, sociology and education. As part of the course you'll learn new skills and develop your knowledge of working in the primary education and early years sectors with 3 to 11-year- olds. The course...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Personal and Professional Development: How Adults and Children Learn
  • Educational Issues and Practice: Children’s Development and Learning
  • Understanding Behaviour: Challenging Inequalities in Education
  • Balanced Curriculum: Pedagogical Approaches to the Curriculum in the Education Sector

Year 2 modules include:

  • Language of Science and ICT in Primary and Early Years Education
  • Supporting Numeracy and Literacy in Multilingual Settings
  • Protecting Children’s Health and Wellbeing in Education Settings
  • Qualitative Education Research in Theory and Practice

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Personal and Professional Development: How Adults and Children Learn Educational Issues and...

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Available Dates

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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:

  • Two years experience working with children in an education setting
  • Currently working in an education setting as either a paid employee or volunteer
  • Current clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work with children
  • Two satisfactory references
  • Level 3 qualification in Teaching and Learning, Childcare and Education, or Youth and Community work
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this foundation degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Early Childhood Studies Extended Degree.

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. 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.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: Two years experience working with children in an education setting Currently working in an education setting as either a paid employee or volunteer Current clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work with children Two satisfactory...

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Assessment Methods

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

 

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

 

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