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This course is taught at Kingston College; NESCOT; NEWTEC (East London Childcare Institute); Richmond upon Thames College; Brooklands College (Weybridge campus); West Thames College; Whitefield Schools and Centre; South Thames College

Early Years Foundation Degree FdA

Where taught Attendance UCAS code Campus code Year of entry
Brooklands College – Weybridge campus 2 years full time (employment based) X110 L 2014 and 2015
Kensington and Chelsea College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 T 2014 and 2015
Kingston College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 K 2014 and 2015
NESCOT 2 years full time (employment based) X110 O 2014 and 2015
NEWTEC 2 years full time (employment based) X110 U 2014 and 2015
Richmond College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 R 2014 and 2015
South Thames College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 S 2014 and 2015
West Thames College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 W 2014 and 2015
Whitefield Schools and Centre 2 years full time (employment based) X110 X 2014 and 2015

Why choose this course?

If you are currently working in an Early Years setting and want to gain a qualification that will help your professional progression, this sector-endorsed, work-based course enables you to 'learn as you earn' by combining workplace learning with part-time study at a local college.

What you will study?

The course curriculum covers all areas of the care and development of children that you need for working in an early years setting. The course offers routes for:

  • teaching assistants;
  • nursery nurses;
  • nursery managers;
  • learning support assistants;
  • childminders; and
  • childcare workforce development officers.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • Personal and Professional Development Through Reflective Practice
  • Child Development, Observation and Assessment
  • Child Protection and Ethical Practices of Working With Children
  • Inclusive Education and Interprofessional Perspectives

Year 2

  • Historical and International Perspectives of Early Years Education
  • Early Years Pedagogy and Practice
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Special Project

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