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Part Time Foundation Degree in Early Years

Weymouth College

Foundation Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

Foundation Degree in Early Years This course is designed for learners currently employed in the Early Years sector and enables them to develop their skills and expertise to advance their careers. Funding is available for this course as it is considered a Government priority area. Aims The aim is to offer those employed in this sector the opportunity to 'earn and learn'. The course is designed to provide a means by which senior practitioners in early years care and education playworkers operating in settings across the early years age and teaching assistants specialising in the early years can obtain a recognised Higher Education qualification in their field of work. Course Structure All students will be working full or parttime (voluntary or paid) in an appropriate Early Years setting. During stage onelevel C students will look at all aspects of child development and learning through a series of lecturers, seminars and workshops and use observation and reflective practice to apply the principles to their own work settings. This is a major component of the first year. There is opportunity to focus on Supporting Children through Curiculum as an additional unit at level C. In addition guidance and support are also given to students in developing skills associated with work at a higher education level. Stage twolevel I students will build on the knowledge and understanding gained from the level C units and include units covering Vulnerable Families, Managing Groups of Children and Working with Parents. A major component of level I is a specialist project relating specifically to the students workplace or individual interest and specialism. ProgressionCareer Opportunities The course provides a basis for progression to Honours degree routes to Education, Early Years Care and Playwork. On successful completion of the Foundation degree students can progress onto the BA Hons in Early Years Care and Education (Top-up) at Bournemouth University or work towards Early Years Professional Status. Course Content Stage One (Level C) Students are required to complete six compulsory core units. How Children Learn Personal, Social and Emotional Development Growth and Development Observation and Assessment Personal and Education Development Use of Curriculum to Support Childrens Learning Work Based Learning Stage Two (Level I) Students are required to undertake five core units (compulsory). Core units Personal and Professional Development Working with Parents Managing Groups of Children Vulnerable Families Specialist Unit - Project Awarding Body Bournemouth University Institute of Health and Community Studies. Course Duration This is a 3 year part-time course delivered one afternoonevening for 4.5 hours with a series of additional workshops arranged to suit the class. It is envisaged that this mode of delivery would best suit employers, employees and organisations. Entry Requirements How to apply Applicants should apply direct to Weymouth College by completing a part-time application form. Early application is encouraged as this is a popular course with limited places. All applicants wil be interviewed. Entry Requirement Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age by 31st August in the year of entry. Applicants will need to confirm their ability to study at foundation degree level by presenting evidence of: - Maths and English GCSE grade at C or above. Achievement at A level, NVQ 3BTECCACHE Diploma AVCE (or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications) in appropriate subjects and learning through experience demonstrated by records of achievement and confirmed by employer references. Or a combination of academic and experiential qualifications, to be considered on its individual merits. It is a requirement of entry to the course that students are working a minimum of 16 hours per week within the Early Years Sector including Senior Practitioners in Early Years Care and Education Playworkers operating in setting across the Early Year

Foundation Degree in Early Years This course is designed for learners currently employed in the Early Years sector and enables them to develop their skills and expertise to advance their careers. Funding is available for this course as it is considered a Government priority area. Aims The aim is to offer those employed in this sector the opportunity to 'earn and learn'. The course is designed to...

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