Foundation Degree (FD) in Early Years, Level 4, University of Chester

University of Chester

An award of University of Chester

The Foundation Degree in Early Years comprises of 240 credits: 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5. Each module is worth 20 credits and you will study six modules at Level 4 across Year 1 and Year 2, Semester 1. You then study six modules at Level 5 across Year 2, Semester 2 and Year 3.

The course covers the following units:

Year 1

Practice - based Enquiry

Promoting Positive Relationships

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Fostering Positive Relationships

Year 2

Understanding the Development of the Child

The Importance of Play in the Early Years

Communication and Early Years Practice

Enabling Environments

Year 3

Practice - based Enquiry (2)

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Inclusive Practice and Diversity

The Health and Well - being of Children and Young
The Foundation Degree 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.
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

You must provide evidence of your qualifications, photocopies are not acceptable. Your centre of study will make arrangements to see your original certificates before you can be formally enrolled.

Applications via UCAS, use code: XX12
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).
£4,065 (Fee is per year)
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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