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Foundation Degree in Early Years Childcare and Education

Carshalton College

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Foundation Degree in Early Years Childcare and Education Care & Early Years Qualification Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Early Years Childcare and Education by Roehampton University Attendance One evening per week 4.30-9.30pm, approximately one Saturday per month Duration 2 years part-time Description of the Course A significant proportion of the programme is work-based with studentssupported by regular college attendanceat work with the support of college staff and work place mentors. This model of learningat college allows students to remain in employment whilst completing their qualification. It is essential that each student has the full support of an employer. The employer will need to provide 'mentorship' throughout the student's programme of study Course content YEAR 1 Module 1a Professional Development Portfolio (40 Credits at Level 1) Module 2 Supporting Child Development (20 Credits at Level 1) Module 3 Play and the Early Years Curriculum (20 Credits at Level 1) Module 4 Safeguarding Young Children (20 Credits at Level 1) Module 5 Working with Parents and Carers (20 Credits at Level 1) YEAR 2 Module 1b Professional Development Portfolio (10 Credits at Level 2) Module 6 Communication and Creativity (20 Credits at Level 2) Module 7 Mathematical Development and Knowledge & Understanding of the World (20 Credits at Level 2) Module 8 Personal Development and Emotional Well-Being (20 Credits at Level 2) Module 9 Research Proposal (20 Credits at Level 2) Module 10 Research Project (30 Credits at Level 2) Assessment The course is divided into 10 modules. Each module has a credit value, referred to as 'CATS' credits (Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme). In Year 1, 120 credits at Level 1 must be gained from successful completion of the prescribed modules. In year 2, a further 120 credits must be gained, making a total of 240 credits. Students who have accumulated the full 240 credits will then have the option to progress to an honours degree Students will be visited regularly at their place of employment and will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support their progress Who is the course for? This Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree has been designed to provide career progression and academic credibility for the common core of skills and knowledge for the childrens' workforce as well as a suitable foundation to progress to eventual EYPS or other profession pathways in Early Years and school based settings. Entry requirements All applicants will have a minimum ofone year continuous experience working in a relevant Early Years setting. They are likely to come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and may not previously have had the opportunity to access a university education. Students will normally have a minimum of one of the following Level 3 qualifications: Appropriate A-Levels or Vocational A-Level equivalent NVQSVQ at Level 3 or other appropriate vocationally related NQF level 3 qualification Level 3 Apprenticeship in Early Years or other appropriate subject. Students should be able to demonstrate competence (through qualification and experience) of knowledge and practice related to:health and safety issues in a relevant Early Years playwork or teaching assistant setting, the physical development of children from birth to their eighth year, or they will need to provide evidence against the additional learning outcomes which are based on two National Occupational Standards in the Level 3 NVQSVQ for Early Years Care and Education What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the programme students will have an opportunity of progressing to an honours degree andor gaining a recognised teaching qualification or Early Years Professional Status. Other information Other information Students may secure sponsorship for their studies from their employer. Students are eligible to apply for funds from the government's Higher Education

Foundation Degree in Early Years Childcare and Education Care & Early Years Qualification Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Early Years Childcare and Education by Roehampton University Attendance One evening per week 4.30-9.30pm, approximately one Saturday per month Duration 2 years part-time Description of the Course A significant...

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