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Petroc

UCAS Code: 15K5 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

65

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above Entry is welcomed from mature learners, those with sector experience, and those who have taken non-traditional paths through education. A Levels OR vocational qualifications (64 UCAS tariff points) or substantial and relevant work experience in an appropriate sector is also considered. Entry is welcome from mature students with relevant experience in place of these qualifications. Appropriate subject areas will normally be in the discipline of Children's Care and Development, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care, and related subjects, however qualifications in other subjects may be considered and discussed at interview. Learners without the relevant GCSE grades may be considered if they plan to undertake further study towards those qualifications.

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

The course comprises six 20-credit modules at each level of study (six per year for full-time study).

Year One Modules:
Professional Skills and Development, Inclusive Practice in Education, Young Children's Welfare and Wellbeing, Theories of Learning and Development (Child Psychology), International Education Perspectives, and, Key Concepts in the Education of Young Children.
Year Two Modules:
Perspectives on Childhood, Researching Childhood, Multi-agency Working, Children's Spaces (including Outdoor Play, Play Design and Forest School), Supporting Wellbeing in Educational Settings, and, Curriculum and Assessment for Young Children.

You are given a strong core of knowledge in psychology, sociology, and the holistic development of children. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in areas by selecting topics of interest, furthering links to your professional development. Engaging lectures, collaborative and independent study, opportunities for trips and events with the University, and guest speakers provide you with a uniquely supportive and challenging learning environment.

Assessment methods

There are no exams on this foundation degree; there is a range of innovative and carefully planned assessments that provide learners with the opportunity to evidence their developing knowledge. This may take the form of written essays or accounts, responses to case studies, presentations, academic papers and posters, research projects and more. The study skills needed to undertake the assessment are introduced and supported in the Professional Skills module, and further polished by formative assessment and feedback.

Student comment 2017: "The assignments were made very clear and I was very happy with the feedback response to drafts. I found feedback extremely useful to further my work and achieve what I had hoped for in these modules."

The Uni


Course locations:

North Devon Campus

Brannams Campus

Department:

Health and Social Care

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