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Part Time Foundation Degree Early Years Professional Status (Senior Practitioners)

Abingdon and Witney College

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Foundation Degree Early Years Professional Status Subject area: Health & Care Subject: Health care Course type: Part time Course description The early years are rightly regarded as being the crucial time in a child's learning and this exciting course reflects the growing interest now taken by educationalists in this field. This degree brings together a number of academic disciplines including psychology, health care, educational studies and sociology. It is structured to provide an inter-agency focus and integrates the methods and insights of the various disciplines which contribute to our understanding of childhood. The Early Years Foundation Degree was developed in partnership with Oxford Brookes University which validates the degree. It is endorsed by the sector and is designed for practitioners who are working in a variety of early years settings with families, playgroups and in schools and nurseries. Employers have been directly involved in the design of the programme, which will build upon the practical work you are already undertaking in the workplace to provide clear links between practice and theory. Students will study the following modules: Year 1 Studying Policy and Practice Learning, Development and the Foundation Stage (including Child Development 1) Inclusion in the Early Years Communication, Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage Mathematical Development in the Foundation Stage Physical, Creative Development and Knowledge and Understanding of the World. Year 2 Child Development 2 Child Protection Socio-emotional Impact of Health Issues on Children Management in Early Years Settings The Roles of Other Professionals in Early Years Research Policy and Practice You will attend college for one afternoon and evening per week but much learning will be undertaken in your workplace. Final award Foundation Degree (Arts) in Early Years ( Sector-endorsed) Entry requirements You should have a minimum of three years relevant work experience and a current role in a relevant workplace setting. You will also need: An appropriate A-Level or Vocational A-Level or NVQ Level 3 or Appropriate vocationally relevant NQF Level 3 qualification or An Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years or Another appropriate subject. If you wish to apply you will need a reference from your head teacher or line manager (if appropriate) and the active support of your colleagues. Additional information Applications are though UCAS. UCAS code OXFD 66 X314 FdA AW. Fees for 2009-2010 will be ?1285. All Fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at enrolment. Student support is available for this degree. Please ask for information at interview. Code Campus Duration Start date Day(s) Times Fees CHAB305P. Abingdon Campus 2 year 1 Sep 2010 Wednesday 4:30pm - 8:30pm ?1285 CHWC305P. Witney Campus 2 year 1 Sep 2010 Monday 1:30pm - 5:30pm ?1285

Foundation Degree Early Years Professional Status Subject area: Health & Care Subject: Health care Course type: Part time Course description The early years are rightly regarded as being the crucial time in a child's learning and this exciting course reflects the growing interest now taken by educationalists in this field. This degree brings together a number of academic disciplines including...

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