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FULL- TIME COURSE
DURATION:
2 Years, One afternoon and evening a week
FEE: £6,165 per year
APPLICATION: Via UCAS
UCAS CODE: X315
COURSE CODE: BSEE1412XA

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 
Level 3 in Childcare or an equivalent Level 3 qualification (A-Level/BTEC/Cambridge Technical/NVQ3/Advanced Apprenticeship) and GCSE in English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above. Minimum of two years’ experience in the sector. Applicants must be working in an Early Years/Childcare setting and normally have been employed within such a setting for at least two years, or have two years previous experience in a work placement. A clean DBS is also required.


ABOUT THE COURSE
This degree course is awarded by the University of Chichester. The Foundation Degree in Early Years develops students understanding of theory relating to child development and reflective practice, as well as exploring topics such as Children’s rights, Health and Wellbeing, Special Educational needs, Safeguarding and Understanding Behaviour. The growing demand for the Early Years Foundation Degree reflects a national trend to improve standards through training and development opportunities and the government’s commitment to transforming the workforce. The course is designed for those looking to develop and take the next step in their career, be that room leader, setting manager or as a path to access primary teaching.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
YEAR ONE: // Introduction to Early Years // Child Development in the Early Years //        Children’s Rights // Play, Creativity, Expressive Arts // Reflective Practitioner : Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School // Safeguarding and Integrated Working in Early Years

YEAR TWO: // Understanding Children’s Behaviour // Curricula around the World in the Early Years // Working with Families in the Early years // Importance of Research in Early Years // Health and Wellbeing of Young Children // SEND in Early Years

ASSESSMENT
The learning outcomes of the modules are met through a mixture of taught sessions, student led seminars, workshop activities, individual reading and reflective learning, as outlined in the module descriptors.

Assessment includes written assignments, E-portfolios, poster presentations, case studies and reflective accounts.

WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
This Foundation Degree is seen as an efficient and effective route for practitioners who wish to progress to the Early Year’s teacher status or Qualified Teacher Status - providing you meet any additional requirements.

Students are required to hold a GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in English, Maths and Science before progressing to Early Years’ teacher status or qualified teacher status.
 

Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Email: clientservices@esc.ac.uk

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