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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 2019
2020
Kensington and Chelsea College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 T 2019
2020
Kingston College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 K 2019
2020
NESCOT 2 years full time (employment based) X110 O 2019
2020
NEWTEC 2 years full time (employment based) X110 U 2019
2020
Richmond College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 R 2019
2020
South Thames College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 S 2019
2020
West Thames College 2 years full time (employment based) X110 W 2019
2020
Whitefield Academy Trust 2 years full time (employment based) X110 X 2019
2020

Please apply for this course via the UCAS website using the relevant code. You must also contact your chosen college directly.

Why choose this course?

This sector-endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree is a two-year higher education degree course that is run in collaboration with 10 partner colleges. The course enables you to combine academic study with work-based learning. It develops sound theoretical and practice based knowledge for those working with young children (birth to five years of age) in a variety of settings. On successful completion of the Early Years Foundation Degree students can progress onto a work-based learning BA (Hons) Top Up programme within the same sector.

What you will study

The course covers a wide range of theoretical perspectives and current issues in the field of education and other related sectors, which are relevant for those working in early years settings. The course also explores international perspectives and latest developments within the field of early years. It provides a route into higher education for experienced and committed early years practitioners, enabling them to progress from level 3 to a foundation degree. It combines work-based practice with theoretical knowledge.

Module listing

This course combines work-based practice with theoretical knowledge, covering a wide range of perspectives and current issues in the field of education and other related sectors, relevant for those working in early years settings. You will also explore international perspectives and latest developments within the field of early years. It provides a route into higher education for experienced and committed early years practitioners, enabling you to progress from level 3 to a foundation degree.

Year 1

  • The content will examine the knowledge and skills required of higher education and will explore the meaning of academic terminology. Students will examine what constitutes reflective practice in a work based environment and will be encouraged to identify their previous knowledge and experience and to recognise intrinsic and extrinsic influences on their practice. The main features of the module include the introduction of theory and the interface with work based learning. Students will be supported in recognising their strengths and areas for enhancement enabling them to reflect on their professional development.

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  • This module offers students the opportunity to examine in detail child development theories and key influential pioneers of current practice. They will explore a range of relevant formative and summative assessment techniques in order to identify and plan for learning and developmental pathways within statutory curriculum guidance for children from birth to seven years of age.

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  • This module introduces students to the legal and ethical requirements for ensuring that all children are protected and make progress in learning and development. Students will examine challenging case studies and will explore strategies for communicating and working effectively with children, their families and other professionals to ensure that the child's needs are met.

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Year 2

  • This module is an exciting opportunity for students to explore key influencing historical and international theories and systems that are evident in current early years practice. The programme has been designed to enhance students' skills in research and critical analysis enabling them to make informed contributions to lively debate and discussion recognising aspects of their practice that may have originated from authoritative historical and international influences.

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  • The module enables students to utilise their Personal Development Plan in order to extend their professional development in a chosen area of practice within the early years field. The module supports students to implement an independent, systematic enquiry in order to critically reflect upon an aspect of pedagogy and/or practice and to initiate changes that may improve the educational experiences of young children.

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Location

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

Location

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

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

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