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Early Childhood Studies (Graduate Practitioner Competencies)

University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

UCAS Code: L520 | Foundation Degree in Education - FdEd

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P:45

UCAS Tariff

80

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

**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.**

The Early childhood studies Foundation Degree has been designed for those who are currently working or want to work with young children under the age of eight years. The programme gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to work in a variety of different fields.
As a student on this programme, you will learn to recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child by exploring the key factors that affect them and their families. Students will look at and explore their understanding of children’s development, the importance of play, welfare, education and children’s rights and current government legislation and policy.
The course ensures that students are fully equipped and have the necessary foundations such as the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies which embedded are throughout level 4 and 5 study, preparing students for progression to level 6 and employment within the sector.

The role and importance of research within early education are paramount and the students will able to investigate how published research influences policymakers and their practices.
Students are taught by a team that comes from a wide range of professional backgrounds and who are experts in their field. They have strong partnerships with local providers and many of them have worked in an early year setting internationally, adding value and depth to the course.
An integral part of the programme is the 440 hours of placement undertaken by each student. Whilst on placement students will experience professional work through a variety of educational organisations, community settings and children’s charities. Students will record, reflect and monitor their growth 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 professional dialogue.

Modules

Level 4
Study Skills
Safeguarding Children
Personal and Professional Development 1
Personal and Professional Development 2
Personal and Professional Development 3
Young Children’s Learning and Development
Planning for Effective Learning
Enabling Environment

Level 5
Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 1
Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 2
Personal Development, Transformation and Empowerment 3
International Perspectives
Collaborative Working
Inclusive Practice
Practical Approach to Research
Mental Health and Well Being

Assessment methods

Essay
Report
Individual Presentation
Reflection
Competency File
Secondary Research
Primary Research
Campaign
Vignette

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Republic of 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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