The FD in Early Years is a flexible employment-related degree which combines traditional university study, with learning that takes place at work. It is equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree and has been designed specifically to equip you with relevant practical and transferable key skills.
The course covers the following units:
Practice - based Enquiry
Promoting Positive Relationships
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Fostering Positive Relationships
Understanding the Development of the Child
The Importance of Play in the Early Years
Communication and Early Years Practice
Practice - based Enquiry (2)
Special Educational Needs and Disability
Inclusive Practice and Diversity
The Health and Well - being of Children and Young People
More than just a Course
If you work as an Early Years Practitioner or would like to become a practitioner at Level 4/5 and develop your professional knowledge and understanding while still working, then the Foundation Degree in Early Years may be for you.
Applicants must have;
An NQF/QCF Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
English and (ideally) Mathematics a GCSE (or Equivalent), grade C or above
Approximately 2 years’ experience of working in a relevant setting either voluntarily or employed
Support of their employer to undertake the programme with a satisfactory reference
A recent DBS check that must be paid for by the applicant.
This programme is central to the Government’s desire to create both a professional career structure (including graduate practitioner status) for those working in Education and Children’s Services and to improve routes into the teaching profession. Progression from a Foundation Degree can lead to a final year of an honours degree followed progression to Early Years Qualified Teacher Status (EYQTS).