YEAR 1 Modules:
Studying policy and practice
Introduction to child development
Reflective practice & early years pedagogy
Children’s digital learning
Inclusion & wellbeing
Working with families and caregivers
YEAR 2 Modules:
Developing pedagogies for artwork with young children
Researching with young children
Contemporary issues in child development
Early Years environments
Leading early years practice.
Modules are subject to change.
Typically, you must have one of the following:
BTEC, NVQ, Cache, or other appropriate childcare vocational qualification at Level 3
An appropriate A Level, or six-unit vocational A Level,
An advanced modern apprenticeship in Early Years or related subject.
You should also have:
A minimum of two years’ experience in an Early Years setting, working directly with children for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
You will need to evidence a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
***Each application will be considered on an individual basis following the University’s principle of widening access to those who might not have the traditional academic entry criteria to degree level awards.
The course is taught through a range of methods including:
Lectures, seminars and workshops
Group work strategies to include, discussion and the consideration of and development of resources
The development of online resources and portfolios
Group and independent projects that will benefit your institution and your own professional development
A range of assessment types are employed throughout the Modules and will enable students to demonstrate knowledge in a variety of ways, including essays, reports, and presentations. There are no formal written exams. In modules with more than one assignment, you must pass both in order to pass the module. Further details of the assignment tasks relating to each module will be provided in each Module Handbook.
You may be able to progress in your present employment as a consequence of completing the Foundation Degree, or seek career progression opportunities.
On successful completion of the foundation degree, you may wish to continue to study (subject to interview and qualifying entry criteria) towards a full honours degree through the BA Early Childhood Studies programme at the College, gaining graduate status.
Once you have gained the full honours degree, you may then progress to Initial Teaching Training routes such as PGCE* or GTTP* or to gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)* *please note: students will require GCSE C or above in English, Maths and Science.
Example future job roles may include:
Early Years Teacher
Primary School Teacher
Educational or Child Psychologist
Special Educational Needs Advisor
Family Support Worker
Early Years Advisory Teacher.
Many of our past students have progressed into job roles such as Early Years Lecturer, Deputy Head Teacher, Local Authority Advisory Teacher.
If you have a question about this or any other University Centre course, email firstname.lastname@example.org