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Blackburn College

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: LX53

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Our Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies is for those students who are working, or who have a desire to work, in the Early Years sector. This qualification aims to enhance individual's knowledge and understanding of the holistic nature of the early years sector.

It has been designed in response to major changes in the government's policies in working in the sector these include: Dame Claire Tickell's Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2011), Graham Allen's 'Early Intervention: The Next Steps' (2011) and Frank Field's 'The Foundation Years: Preventing Poor Children Becoming Poor Adults' (2010). You will study modules such as: Foundations of Healthy Development, Childhood, Culture and Society and Building Positive Relationships amongst others. If you wish to work in the sector you will find this course will enable you to fit studying around other commitments.

Modules

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Reflective Journey
?Preparation for Research
?Early Childhood Development
?Play and Creativity
?Working with Families and Professionals
?Health and Wellbeing

Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Problem Based Learning
?Early Years Research Project
?Keeping Children Safe
?Pedagogy and Environments
?Early Childhood Policy and Legislation
?Leading Quality Provision

Assessment methods

Throughout the course you will be assessed in various ways. Examples of assessment activity includes, Essays, Seminars, Examinations, Portfolios, Reports, Group presentations, Individual presentation, Projects and mini-dissertations, Recap, Peer assessment, Group assessment, Web Based Concept Maps and Professional Discussions.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

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Blackburn College

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