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Foundation Degree in Early Years Course Level Level 5 Course Description Subject to Validation by University of Bradford. This Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree gives you the knowledge and skills required to fulfil a senior role in early years settings and provides an opportunity for professionals to progress from qualifications gained in Further Education into Higher Education. It is primarily designed for practitioners qualified at Level 3, with some post qualifying experience. We offer you the opportunity to experience practice with young children alongside your academic studies. On completion of the Foundation Degree course students either work within the early years sector or continue to study for a full degree, followed by Early Years Professional Status, QTS or PGCE for teaching. We encourage and embed personal reflection and critical thinking skills in relation to practice across all early years settings for children from 0 to 8 years of age. At the same time we encourage you to think about your own qualities and interpersonal skills and areas for personal development. Assessment methods include essays, portfolios, presentations, child case studies, projects and action research. Awarding Body Course Content The course has two themes the development, care and education of children and the personal and professional development of practitioners. These themes are developed over two levels. At Level 1 the core units build upon existing knowledge and include: Personal Development Planning Professional Practitioner Foundations of Learning Developing Child 1 Introduction to Research Enabling Environments: Children's Learning Working with Parents and Carers Safeguarding Children 1 At Level 2 the units include: Children's Rights Practitioner Research Early Years Foundation Stage Developing Child 2 Anti-Bias Practice and Inclusion Safeguarding Children 2 Additional Qualifications na Career Progression Long EPD for Early Years Professional Status BA (Hons) Degree onto Postgraduate Teacher Training Senior practitioner status and managerial positions in early years settings, or policy and early years development work. Campus Work Experience You will remain in your employment in an early years setting or undertake 350 hours (two days a week) on placement for each year of study. You must also have a current CRB check. Assessment na Attendance Course Length and Study Pattern na

Foundation Degree in Early Years Course Level Level 5 Course Description Subject to Validation by University of Bradford. This Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree gives you the knowledge and skills required to fulfil a senior role in early years settings and provides an opportunity for professionals to progress from qualifications gained in Further Education into Higher Education. It is primarily...

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