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University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: L520

Foundation Degree in Education - FdEd

Entry requirements


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P:45

UCAS Tariff

80

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

This Foundation Degree will provide those already working or wishing to work with young children in different fields with an opportunity to develop their career and knowledge within a network of local provision. The students will recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child by exploring the key factors that affect them and their families. This course will enable students to gain a whole-child perspective, draw on several different disciplines and use the latest research to explore how children grow and develop, learn through play and how government legislation and policy affects children rights, welfare, education. Students will be able to understand and analyse the processes that shape childhood and children’s lives.

The knowledge and understanding students acquire at level 4 becomes the foundation for future progress as an early year’s practitioner. Students are introduced to theoretical perspectives and investigate the contemporary landscape and changing nature of the early years’ sector. A progression to level 5 study will focus on the impact that current legislation and the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) has on children’s care and education. The role and importance of research within early education is paramount and the students will be able to investigate how published research influences policy makers and their practices.

Our staff come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and have strong links to the local provision as well as international practices, adding value and depth to the course including preparing students to gain employability within the sector and providing a high level of placement support. Students will experience professional work through child-centred and innovative placements, such as educational organisations, community settings and children’s charities. Students will record, reflect and monitor their growing and individual professional expertise to tailor their own career and academic progression. Learning on this programme is holistic, students will be encouraged to collaborate with their peers and colleagues. Taught seminars and lectures focus on interactive discussion and debate focused on the development of a professional dialogue

Modules

Level 4
Study and Research Skills
Safeguarding Children
Personal and Professional Development
Young Children’s Learning and Development
Planning for Effective Learning
Enabling Environment

Level 5
Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment
International Perspectives of Early Years Curriculum
Collaborative Working
Inclusive Practice
Practical Approach to Research
Mental Health and Well Being

Assessment methods

Essay
Report
Individual Presentation
Group Presentation
Reflection
Portfolio
Secondary Research
Primary Research
Poster Presentation
Literature Review

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Education and Social Sciences - GIFHE

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