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Chichester College Group

Early years

UCAS Code: L520

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Students are required to have a relevant GCE Advanced Level 3 qualification at grade D or above.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

Students are required to have at least 30 credits at Merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade C (4) or above are required in English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Students must have their primary subject related to this course.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Students are required to have at least 90 credits in a relevant subject/module.

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D,D,D

Students are required to have at least 3 subjects relating to the subject of the course.

UCAS Tariff

72

A typical offer would be 3 D grades at GCE A Level 3 with at least a D grade (24 Tarriff points) in a relevant subject.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Are you a passionate Early Years Professional looking to extend your knowledge and expertise to degree level whilst also working in the Early Years sector too?
Our employment related degree combines theory and practice that directly links to your professional working role. Your degree experience combines teaching and learning that consist of lectures, work based learning, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, action planning, self assessment and independent study. In addition, as the Degree is run in collaboration with the University of Chichester, you will be invited to attend a collaborative lecturer at the University.

Assessment on the Foundation Degree is based on a number of different formats including portfolio, case study, coursework presentations and written essays.

You will be studying 6 modules at level 4 and 6 modules at level 5: Currently the Foundation Degree is being re-validated to ensure the course content is relevant to the the Early Years' Sector and therefore the modules below may change in content.

**Level 4 Modules in Year One may include:**
Introduction to Early years
Child Development in Early Years
Children’s Rights
Play, Creativity and Expressive Arts
Reflective practitioner: Babies, Toddlers and Pre-school
Safeguarding and integrated working in the Early Years

**Level 5 Modules in Year Two may include:**
Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Curricula around the World in the Early Years
Working with families in the Early years
Importance of Research in the Early Years
Childhood in crisis: Global Perspectives
SEND in Early Years

As a student of Crawley College, you will have access to all of our services, which includes study support, the Students' Union and our library's online resources. In addition, you will be able to access the library services and online support from the University too.

Special features of this programme include:
Students can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree by studying locally
Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony with other collaborative Foundation Degree students at Chichester Cathedral

Modules

Year 1:
• Developing Academic Skills
• Child Development
• Reflective Practice and Decision Making
• Safeguarding Children
• Working in Partnership with Families
• Learning through Play
Year 2:
• Working with Babies
• Understanding Children’s Behaviour
• Researching Early Years
• Health and Wellbeing of Young Children
• Independent Project (Option)
• International Perspectives of Childhood (Option)
• Inspiring Curriculum (Option)

Assessment methods

The close link between teaching, learning and assessments will be emphasized throughout the course. The development of a variety of assessment tasks integrated with the learning and teaching programme will ensure that you are given relevant and meaningful activities with specific outcomes. Many of your assessment will expect you to draw on your experience and work-based activity. Examples of assessment include:
• Observations and interpretation of children’s activity
• Evaluation of given case studies
• Critical review of literature on a specific topic
• Group and individual presentations
• An interrogation of theoretical and research-based evidence
• Pod-casting, emails and discussion boards.
In addition, you will be given an opportunity to attend a tutorial after each teaching day if you require any additional guidance on your assessment. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss any uncertain matters, which may rise during the teaching session with your subject tutors.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Crawley College

Department:

Childcare

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