With students from a diverse range of backgrounds, our two-year programme will encourage you to engage with fundamental questions surrounding Early Years care, learning and development and their relationship to children and adults working in the sector.
This course is offered in partnership with, and validated by, University of Hertfordshire.
What will I study?
There are currently greater expectations of childcare and education than ever before, as understanding grows of how early interventions in children’s lives can make a tremendous difference to their future learning, development and wellbeing.
The Reflective Practitioner - 30 credits
Child Development - 30 credits
Health and Wellbeing - 30 credits
Professional Responsibilities - 30 credits
Working With Others - 30 credits
Current Issues in Early Years - 30 credits
Curriculum Perspectives - 30 credits
An Introduction to Research - 30 credits
How will I be taught and assessed?
The programme of study runs on one full day a week and is taught through lectures, workshops, tutorials, presentations, and whole or small group discussions.
There are no exams throughout the programme. Instead, it consists of 100% coursework with set deadline dates. The end of module assessments includes a range of methods such as essays, reports, presentations, posters, and leaflets.
What could I do next?
There are clear progression routes that facilitate opportunities for students to progress towards another qualification. On graduation, graduates could follow a career in Early Years practice or could use their Foundation degree as entry into the BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Years at USP College.
Typical entry requirements
Alongside access to suitable work-related experience in an Early Years setting for around 150 hours per year, you will also require:
- 72 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 BTEC qualification or A-Levels
- GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths
- A successful interview with a subject tutor.
All applicants will be interviewed.
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