Early Years Practice

West Cheshire College
In Chester

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Chester
  • Vocational qualification
  • Chester
Description

This is a flexible employment related degree that combines academic and work-based learning. It is equivalent to the first two years of a degree and is designed specifically to equip you with practical and transferable key skills required by employers. This is a Sure Start Sector endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree which meets National Day Care Standards. The course was revised in April 2008 in

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Chester
Chester Campus Eaton Road, Handbridge, CH4 7ER, Cheshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Chester
Chester Campus Eaton Road, Handbridge, CH4 7ER, Cheshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Early Years

Course programme

Early Years Practice
HE and Professional: Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice
  • Leaflet code:
    440
  • Qualification gained
    Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice.
  • Course summary
    This is a flexible employment related degree that combines academic and work-based learning. It is equivalent to the first two years of a degree and is designed specifically to equip you with practical and transferable key skills required by employers. This is a Sure Start Sector endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree which meets National Day Care Standards. The course was revised in April 2008 in order to meet current changes in Early Years settings and is awarded by the University of Chester.
  • Modules and Key areas covered
    Practice Based Enquiry, Personal & Collaborative Learning, Promoting Positive Relationships, Safeguarding Children, The Developing Child, Play in the Early Years, Children's Health & Well-being, Special Needs & Inclusion and Communication.
  • Who is suited to the course?
    You will: be working in a registered Early Years setting, have or are working towards a level 3 qualification in childcare, wish to work towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • How is the course assessed?
    You will be assessed by a variety of methods, these may include the following; written assignments and reports, group presentations, formative assessments and peer assessment / feedback.
  • Work based learning?
    In order to meet the requirements of the course you will need to be working full or part-time with young children in an Early Years setting - in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • What equipment or resources might I need?
    No specialised equipment is needed, just general stationery.
  • Progression routes after course
    You can progress to teacher training, full BA (Hons) Degree or Early Years Professional status at university. To enter the teacher training you need GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science.



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