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University of Worcester

Early Years (0-8) (Professional Practice)

UCAS Code: X313

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or equivalent including English Language and Maths

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Distance learning (full-time) | 2021

Subject

Early years education

If you are working with children in an Early Years setting or if you would like to work with children as you gain your degree then the Foundation Degree in Early Years (0-8) offers students an exciting opportunity to work and study within the sector.

If you aspire to work with children in a range of settings then this degree will support you in developing the necessary knowledge and skills to improve outcomes for children and families. The degree has a child-centred approach with an emphasis on a culture of inter-agency working. Through the degree programme you will be given opportunities to develop the appropriate professional attributes, knowledge and understanding required for the care and education of children within national and international contexts, and to provide transformational educational experiences to meet the needs of children and their families.

The course has two pathways:
Pathway one FdA EY (0-8) (Professional Practice) pathway this offers those students who wish to gain full and relevant status alongside their degree.
Pathway two FdA Early Years (0-8) pathway offers those who already have full and relevant status to further develop their professional practice.

What makes this course special?
• Opportunity to earn as you undertake your degree
• Opportunity to gain early years qualification that is “full and relevant”*. This means students can work in Ofsted registered settings and be counted as part of the staff: child ratios.
• Accessible delivery to fit around your needs. Delivery at the following locations:
• Halesowen College (Full and Part- time)
• Hereford and Ludlow College (Full and Part- time)
• Heart of Worcester College (Redditch) (Part- time)
• Heart of Worcester College (Worcester) (Part- time)
• University of Worcester Flexible and Distributed route (Full and Part time)
• There are no exams. Assessment is through coursework assignments and professional placement activity.
• An opportunity on completion to “Top- Up” to a full BA ( Hons)
*confirmation from the DfE pending (Sept 2019)

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Worcester

Herefordshire and Ludlow College Hereford Campus

Halesowen College

Department:

School of Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Early years education

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£14,500
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Early years education

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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