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Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies (Level 5)

Hopwood Hall College

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Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies (Level 5) CC840 This course can be Full Time or Part Time Qualification Awarding Body: University of Bolton Award: Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies (Level 5) Who is the Course for? The course prepares students for a range of careers in childcare at supervisory management level. Within some educational establishments it may support employment as a registered teacher. Students wishing to progress to teacher training should have GCSE English, mathematics and a science at grade C or above. The course aims to: * provide an appropriate pathway for gaining Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) * provide students with a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to succeed in the competitive employment market * develop an individual's knowledge and skills in childcare and education * provide enhanced access onto some degree courses Assessment A range of methods is used including assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises in the workplace. A work-related, problem-solving, research-based approach is used. Compulsory Units * ICT to support children's learning * The developing child * The role of the early years professional * Facilitating children's learning * Inclusive practice * Social policy and childcare * Developing self reflective practice * Child protection * Research perspectives * Managing sessions Route Specific Modules * Senior practitioner working with children in the early years foundation stage * Teaching assistants * Playwork Additional Information Protection of client groups In order to safeguard children or the elderly, with whom you will come into contact, students applying for programmes in this area should note that: * At enrolment, a formal check on your suitability to work with vulnerable persons will be carried out by the college. * Whenever you seek employment, a formal police check on your background will be made. Fit person registration * Apart from exemption contained within the Disability Discrimination Act, specific health criteria applies to students who wish to progress into employment in nursing, nursery nursing, primary teaching and social work this will be explained at interview. * At enrolment you will be asked to disclose any specific health criteria that may prevent progression into employment. If necessary, please contact the college for more information. To study full-time, apply through UCAS >Institution code: H54 Course Code: X310 To study part-time, apply direct to the college. Requirement Students should be at least 18 years of age and have either: * A BTECEdexcel National qualification in a relevant subject or * An Advanced GNVQ or VCE in a relevant subject or * An NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care & Education or * 2 A-levels and four GCSEs in relevant subjects, grade C or above or * CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education (Nursery Nursing or NNEB) Students not currently working, but with relevant work experience, undertake placements during the course. To apply for this course, please complete an application form.

Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies (Level 5) CC840 This course can be Full Time or Part Time Qualification Awarding Body: University of Bolton Award: Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies (Level 5) Who is the Course for? The course prepares students for a range of careers in childcare at supervisory management level. Within some educational establishments it may...

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