Information sessions for people interested in applying:
Sat 5 Dec at Broadwater Road campus at 9.30am
Sat 6 Feb at Littlehampton Road campus at 9.45am
Sat 12 March at Broadwater Road campus at 9.45am
(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)
Course attendance: Tuesday evenings 5 - 9 pm and five Saturday morning sessions each year.
Fee for the academic year 2016-17: Â£3,450. Government loans are available for fees. Click here to find out about Government loans for fees and other financial support
Course length is two years (total 6 terms). Tuesdays: 17:00 â 21:00 (term time only). There will be five Saturday teaching sessions during the academic year.
Applications: Please apply through the UCAS website (www.ucas.com) using the UCAS Code below. Please note that it is still possible to apply to this course after the deadline stated on the UCAS website. UCAS code: LX53
The Early Years Care and Education Foundation Degree will provide you with specialist knowledge and skills to support your professional development and gain academic credibility working with children 0-5 years.
This is a two year part time programme, which makes use of flexible learning opportunities, including learning in the workplace, to enable you to carry on working while you are studying. There is a requirement for guided independent study to be undertaken in your own time of up to 10 hours per week, and for academic writing skills at level 4.
The course will develop understanding of the childcare sector and children for practitioners working in a diverse selection of childcare settings including nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes, family centres and childminding.
Many of our learners are returning to study after a break in their learning, and we offer support to aid your transition back into academic study. The first term will provide a foundation for developing your study skills and writing for academic purposes.
You will be allocated a personal tutor and a reflective practice mentor to support you with your studies. Regular discussion forums allow you to gain support from fellow students as well as your tutor.
Given the important role of workplace learning in the Foundation Degree, you will need the active support of your workplace. Employers will, therefore, be required to enter into a partnership with the College to support you through the programme. A key aspect of the course will be the use of the Collegeâs virtual learning environment and it is, therefore, a requirement that students have internet access, normally at home. Our ICT staff offer support and guidance to develop your ICT skills.