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City of Liverpool College University Centre

Early Years Practice, Foundation Degree

UCAS Code: X310

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is a full time qualification which provides students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. The degree programme is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

This level 4/5 qualification has been developed in collaboration with Early Years' employers, LJMU and other partner colleges.

Work-based learning is a key part of a student's learning. Students will use their workplace, including a chosen mentor and everyday duties, as a key learning resource throughout the programme.

Successful completion of the foundation degree may lead to increased promotion opportunities within the Early Years workforce and may also lead to the ability to work at a level recognised by employers as Senior Practitioner. Subject to the availability of places within the university, achievement of the foundation degree also allows progression to the articulated route of BA (Hons) Supporting, Learning and Development at LJMU, or BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Years Childhood Studies at The City of Liverpool College. The foundation degree may also be used as a bridge towards gaining Early Years teacher status working with children from birth to five. Students wanting to progress on to the Early Years Teacher status will be required to have as minimum GCSEs at grade C/4 in English Language, maths and science.

**Please note: This course is currently undergoing a review which may impact the advertised modules. Any changes will be communicated to interested parties to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.**

Modules

Course content at level 4 includes: Working in Partnership; Early Years Education; The Developing Child; Technology Within the Early Years; Personal Professional Development; The History of Childhood.

At level 5, course content includes: Reflection in the Early Years; Inclusion; Health and Well Being; Research Enquiry; Safeguarding Practice Within the Early Years; Leading and Managing in the Early Years.

Please note: This course is currently undergoing a review which may impact the advertised modules. Any changes will be communicated to interested parties to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Assessment methods

Assessment is in accordance with the current assessment regulations which operate within the Academic Framework. These regulations apply to all forms of assessment included in the programme. Please note: it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, and understand, the assessment regulations.
A range of assessment methods are used throughout level 4 and 5 and include reports, essays, presentations individual and seminar, reflective accounts, timed essays, case studies and portfolios.

Tuition fees

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£8,278
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Northern Ireland
£8,278
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Scotland
£8,278
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Wales
£8,278
per year

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Course location:

City of Liverpool College University Centre

Department:

Health and Social Care

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