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Craven College

Young Children's Learning & Development

UCAS Code: X304

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


48 UCAS tariff Points (formerly 120 UCAS points) English GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) 2 references 1 year’s relevant work experience and current employment in the early years sector Clear DBS Check Students with only relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Designed for those already in practice and seeking to further their career in the field of childcare and education, you will be offered the opportunity to develop your practice with the under sevens, alongside developing your own knowledge, skills and understanding through academic study.

The Young Children’s Learning & Development FD is ideal for those already in practice and seeking to further a career in the field of childcare and education. If you are a practitioner qualified at Level 3 with post qualifying experience of working with children this course can offer you the opportunity to develop your practice with young children alongside academic studies. You will be encouraged to consider your qualities, interpersonal skills and areas for personal development which has helped many of our students gain workplace promotions.

The course has two themes: the development, care and education of children from 0-7 and the personal and professional development of practitioners, the key aspects being the understanding of child development and children’s learning. The course integrates academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and programme providers enabling you to develop the skills and knowledge relevant to your employment in early years.

You will gain a valuable network of contacts through College study and you can join The Early Years Forum which has been developed to provide a regional focus for sharing good practice and interpretation of policy changes in a sector that is subject to continual government initiatives.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations and tutorials, which will be supported through group discussion, presentations, individual and group tasks and independent reading and writing. You will undertake work-based and independent directed study requiring reflection on workplace practice.

Alongside the contact hours, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours each week (pro-rata for part-time study) independent study such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre. The average class size for this course is 8-10.

Modules

Year 1 – Level 4
Semester 1
Personal & Professional Development
Theories of Children’s Play & Learning
Introduction to Research Methods

Semester 2
Promoting Safe Work Practices
The Developing Child
Learning Journeys

Year 2 – Level 5
Semester 1
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Working Collaboratively with Parents, Carers & Professionals
Early Years Education & Beyond

Semester 2
Supporting Young Children’s Language & Communication
Children’s Rights
Practitioner Research

Assessment methods

Presentation
Research Enquiry
Report
Portfolio
Research Proposal

Tuition fees

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England
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Craven College

Department:

Early Years

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