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.
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
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.