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Foundation Degree in Early Years | Brooklands College
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Foundation Degree in Early Years

This course is run in partnership with Kingston University and is for those who are currently working or volunteering in an early years setting and want to gain a qualification that will help professional progression.

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  • Entry Requirements
  • Cost
  • Progression
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About

  • Subject Area: Education and Early Years Professions
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    This course is for those who are currently working or volunteering in an early years setting and want to gain a qualification that will help professional progression. You can “learn as you earn” by combining workplace learning with part-time study.

    The course compromises Level 4 in the first year and Level 5 in the second, leading to a top up Level 6 year at Kingston University which results in a BA(Hons) degree.

    The degree is designed for those who are working or volunteering with young children in a range of settings and roles. Roles may include, but are not limited to: Early Years Practitoner, Childminder, Nursery Supervisor/manager, pre-school or Playgroup staff, Play Workers or Teaching Assistants/Learning Support Assistants. 

    How to apply

    Firstly, make an application to the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS) by applying through the UCAS website or contact Brooklands College to request an application pack and further information.

    UCAS Code X110.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    This course will equip you with higher level skills and a sound knowledge of areas relevant to your work including local and national statutory frameworks, theories of learning, collaborative working with agencies and families, educational systems and a deeper understanding of child development, observation and assessment. You will reflect upon your practice of working with babies and children from birth to five years with opportunities to explore and develop an in-depth understanding of safeguarding, child protection, ethics and diversity. Flexible study will enable you to engage with a wide range of reading and you will develop essential skills of academic writing, planning your studies, engagement with research and critical reflection and analysis of both your practice and reading.

    Current Modules Covered

    Modules in 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 Inter-professional Perspectives

    Modules in Year 2:

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

    University Partner: Kingston University

    How to apply

    Firstly, make an application to the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS) by applying through the UCAS website or contact Brooklands College to request an application pack and further information.

    UCAS Code X110.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Guidance On Entry Criteria

    • Minimum Level 3 (or equivalent) in Early Years
    • You must be working or volunteering at least 16 hours per week with babies and children from birth to five years old within an Early Years setting
    • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered to those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications
    • Enquiries from mature students are actively welcomed
    • All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall

    For further information about entry requirements please contact our Admissions Team on 01932 797 700 or call the Child Studies Office on 01932 797 913 or 01932 797 860

    Cost

    How much will the course cost?

    HE Fee  | £5050

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs


    Additional Expenses

    All students are subject to a £25 registration fee per academic year.

    Each student will receive a print allowance at the start of their course, should they require additional printing beyond this limit, they will be charged.

    Progression

    Next Steps

    Successful completion of a Foundation Degree can provide a route to an Honours Degree (via a “top up” year of study) and the possibility to progress towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the new Early Years Teaching Status (EYTS), subject to the Training and Development Agency (TDA) requirements.

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    01649/1A17 Weybridge 0 Weeks Monday 9.30am - 17.30pm 20/09/2021
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