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Part Time Foundation Degree in Early Years

Hugh Baird College

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Early Years - Foundation Degree What will I study? The Foundation Degree in Early Years Education & Care has been developed in response to identified needs within the early years sector, to raise standards of provision and to provide appropriate recognition for professionals working with children. It has been designed to meet the needs of those seeking a Higher Education qualification relating to early childhood, which is identified as 0-16 years. Assessment will take the form of *Essays *Case Studies *Presentations *Reports *Research Activities *Group Work Students will have access to LLC at Hugh Baird College and at the University of Central Lancashire. How can I progress? For those employed in an early years setting the Foundation Degree will support career progression as a senior practitioner. Successful students can also progress on to Honours Degree at University (one year further study). Students may also have the opportunity to use their experience to claim a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Award (HLTA). By taking optional units in the second year, learners can progress onto the integrated care route which may lead the learner onto a career working with youth and community work. What will I need to qualify for this course? You need to be in relevant employment or a suitable placement as a number of modules involve work-based assessment. An academic qualification at Level 3 is desirable although mature students will be considered. All prospective students will be interviewed. Students should have an interest in early years and some experience of working with this age group. Course Structure The following modules have been specifically developed to build on your work experience and provide opportunities to gain knowledge that will help students become more effective within their work role: * Aspects of Learning and Development 1 & 2 * Inclusive Practice * Principles, Provision and Practice for children and young people * Learning to Learn * The Reflective Practitioner Course Duration FT - 2 years PT - 3 years Qualification Level Level 4 Career This information is not available at this present time, for further information contact our Student Advice centre on 0151 353 4444.

Early Years - Foundation Degree What will I study? The Foundation Degree in Early Years Education & Care has been developed in response to identified needs within the early years sector, to raise standards of provision and to provide appropriate recognition for professionals working with children. It has been designed to meet the needs of those seeking a Higher Education qualification relating to...

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