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Foundation Degree in Supporting Childhood Development and Learning

BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)

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Foundation Degree in Supporting Childhood Development and Learning The Foundation Degree (FDEd) provides a model of vocational higher education based on close collaboration between employers and providers of higher education. They are intended for people with at least two years' experience of working in an institution within the care and education sectors, such as child care, play-work, teaching assistants or learning support assistants. The focus is on skills and their application in the workplace, underpinned by academic knowledge and understanding. The expectation is that the majority of students successfully completing the programme will continue to work in their settings or schools. If students follow further study, they may obtain an honours degree followed by Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Professional Status. The Programme Students undertaking the course will: Need to be working in an educational or an Early Years (0 - 5) setting Remain in employment for the duration of the programme Be expected to attend College one day a week and the occasional Saturday Entry Requirements Entrants to this programme are normally required to have: Grade C or above in GCSE English NQF Level 2 or GSCE Grade C in Maths NQF Level 3 qualification in a work-related area. At least two years' experience of working in an institution within the Early Years sector.

Foundation Degree in Supporting Childhood Development and Learning The Foundation Degree (FDEd) provides a model of vocational higher education based on close collaboration between employers and providers of higher education. They are intended for people with at least two years' experience of working in an institution within the care and education sectors, such as child care, play-work, teaching...

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