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Part Time Early Years Foundation Degree (Sector Endorsed)

Bradford College

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Modules Covered At Stage One your modules include: Personal Development Planning, Enabling Environments, Foundations of Learning, Professional Practitioner, Introduction to Research (Ethics and Methods of Research), Developing Child 1 (theories and research), Working with Parents and Carers and Safeguarding Children 1. Stage Two: Practitioner Research (you will carry out a small research study), Anti-Bias Practice & Inclusion, Children`s Rights, Safeguarding Children 2, Developing Child 2 (theory to practice), Early Years Foundation Stage. Teaching Methods Learning approaches include: lectures, workshops, practical sessions, seminar discussions and the exploration of web-based resources. Work PlacementFieldwork You will either remain in your employment in early years settings or undertake 360 hours (2 days each week) in an arranged placement for each year of study, in a range of settings. Course Overview This Foundation Degree meets the requirements of the Department for Education and Skills and, for Level 3 qualified childcare professionals, grants a Senior Practitioner Award. This degree will be much sought after in Children`s Centres and Extended Schools. We provide a long-awaited opportunity for you to progress from qualifications gained in Further Education in the field of Early Years Education and Day Care and enter Higher Education Programmes. We have designed it for practitioners qualified at Level 3, with some post-qualifying experience. However, we also offer the opportunity of an alternative UCAS route for students with A Levels and significant experience of working with young children to progress to either a childcarepolicy role or teaching through completion of a Stage 3 (for a full Honours degree) and either a Childcare qualification or Teacher training. Our philosophy is to support the development, personal reflection and critical thinking across all early years settings for children from 0 to 6 years of age. At the same time, we will encourage you to be insightful about your own qualities and inter-personal skills and areas for personal development. Course Structure The curriculum has two key themes: the development, care and education of children and your own personal and professional development. The programme has two Stages, each linking to one year of full time study leading to 240 HE CATS points over the two years. Stage One is made up of eight Units and Stage 2 comprises six Units. At Stage One, the Units build on your existing knowledge and provide a solid foundation to work as a senior practitioner. Units will include: Personal Development Planning, Enabling Environments, Foundations of Learning, Child Development, Working with Parents and Carers and Safeguarding Children. Stage Two builds on your academic study through the units, including Practitioner Research and Anti-Bias Practice & Inclusion. We offer progression to the Long EPD for Early Years Professional Status (15 months part-time). This Long EPD, which includes the third year top-up degree, has the fees partly met by CWDC. Learning Methods A variety of learning methods are used. You will apply your new knowledge in the workplace to all your modules of study. Assessment Assessment methods will include: academic essays, portfolios, presentations, child case studies, projects and carrying out action research. There is one exam attached to the course, taking place in Year One for the Developing Child module. Entry Requirements The course is primarily designed for experienced practitioners with a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. Other entrants require 160 UCAS Tariff Points and significant practical experience with young children. A Satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure and Health Check is also required. Some credit points may be gained through prior experience and learning. Mature students will be considered for non-standard entry. You will be invited for an interview and Literacy assessment. What`s Next? This Foundation degree o

Modules Covered At Stage One your modules include: Personal Development Planning, Enabling Environments, Foundations of Learning, Professional Practitioner, Introduction to Research (Ethics and Methods of Research), Developing Child 1 (theories and research), Working with Parents and Carers and Safeguarding Children 1. Stage Two: Practitioner Research (you will carry out a small research study),...

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