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Gloucestershire College

Early Years

UCAS Code: X310

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Develop your ability as a reflective practitioner, by exploring links between theoretical perspectives and current practice and learning how to think critically about current policy

This 2 year full-time course is ideal if you already have an Early Years qualification at Level 3 and want to increase your knowledge. It is an ideal course for students who have a classroom assistant qualification who now want to learn more abut children and their families. Students need to demonstrate they have previous experience with working with children before embarking on this Level 4 Foundation Degree.

The course, which is validated by the University of Gloucestershire, takes place over two evenings a week and one of these evenings is delivered electronically through web based activities and webinars. In addition, there are also three innovative learning weekends.

If you’re not quite sure whether you can afford the time or the money to go onto a full degree course at a University, but still want to work towards that goal, then a Foundation Degree is the option for you. By enrolling onto a Foundation Degree you will still have the opportunity to work and put what you learn into practice.

All entrants must be employed (or undertaking substantial voluntary work) in the sector for the duration of the course.

Modules

The course is made up of the following mandatory units:
Year 1
EYF401 Learning and skills development
EYF402 Reflection on work based practice
EYF403 Children & young people’s development & wellbeing
EYF404 Perspectives of childhood
EYF405 Contemporary challenges in safeguarding
EYF406 Beyond inclusive practice
EYF407 Moving to Outstanding.

Year 2
EYF501 Professionalism in the Early Years
EYF502 Emerging developmental theory and research
EYF503 Planning and Assessing children’s learning
EYF504 Perspectives in play
EYF505 Partnership with parents
EYF506 Leading and managing in the Early Years sector
EYF507 Developing a Forest school
EYF508 Child initiated learning within the community.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,700
per year
Scotland
£7,700
per year
Wales
£7,700
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Gloucester Campus

Department:

Health, Care and Early Years

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