Foundation Degree in Early Years Education & Care (0-7)

In Preston

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Preston

Description

Whether you follow the full time or part time route, you will study 12 modules. Students on the full time programme are expected to undertake 2 days per week in placement/employment. Those following the part time route will be expected to work 1 day per week in placement/employment. Please note days in College may change each year. The FDEYEC may also provide a foundation for students wishing.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Preston (Lancashire)
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St Vincent'S Road, PR2 8UR

Starts

On request

To take into account

Potential students must be aged 19 or over, meet the College`s minimum entry requirements for higher education courses and have GCSE or equivalent in English Language. The course is for: those already employed in education and/or care settings. those wishing to study full time who have previously followed a related National Diploma or NVQ course. those with A Levels and/or relevant experience....

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Subjects

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Course programme



Foundation Degree in Early Years Education & Care (0-7)

Course ID:
PC86030

Academy:
Health, Social Care & Early Years

Introduction:
Foundation Degrees are modern, vocational higher education qualification which blends together academic study with hands-on work-based experience. This particular Foundation Degree has been developed to meet the requirements of the government's response to the national consultation on the future of the children's workforce published in February 2006 ( This sets out the central role that the workforce has in improving the life chances of children, unlocking their potential and creating more socially just communities. This important initiative implies a more collaborative and integrated approach for professionals working with children across agencies and services and reflects the desirable outcomes we would hope to achieve for all children described in Every Child Matters: Change for Children.
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Study Mode & Location:
This course is available as a full-time course over 2 years, or as a part-time course over 3 years. It will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR (or suitable outreach venues - details available on request).

Course Content:
Whether you follow the full time or part time route, you will study 12 modules.

Students on the full time programme are expected to undertake 2 days per week in placement/employment. Those following the part time route will be expected to work 1 day per week in placement/employment. Please note days in College may change each year.

The FDEYEC may also provide a foundation for students wishing to progress into careers such as nursery or primary teaching, social care, working in Children's Centres, extended schools, residential and special schools as well as in nurseries, as teaching assistants and as childminders. The degree also provides a strong practical and academic base for those students seeking Early Years Professional Status.

For those employed in education and care environments, this Foundation Degree is designed to support your career progression and equip you to work at a more advanced level. For those who are not employed, this degree does not at the present time offer you a licence to practice. Therefore, students entering the programme with A Levels and/or relevant experience should recognise that they need to study an appropriate Level 3 (Advanced) qualification alongside this Foundation Degree if they are seeking careers in education and care.

Assessment:
Each module will be assessed in a variety of ways including written essays, presentations, case studies, reports and practical activities.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
Successful completion of this course allows progression to Year 3 of the following courses at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan):

BA (Hons) Degree in Education

BA (Hons) Children Schools and Families

Obtaining an Honours Degree can also enable progression to the MA in Social Work. Progression to these courses is considered on an individual applicant basis by UCLan.

Funding through LCC (Lancashire County Council) may be available for early years candidates subject to eligibility.

How To Apply

Full-time Students
You will need to complete a UCAS application form. The majority of applications are now completed using `UCAS apply`, a web-based on-line application system. You will need to include the following information on your application form:



  • Institution code name:
    CLANC


  • Institution code:
    C30


  • Campus code:
    P



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Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thur 9am-7:30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9:30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

Requirement
Potential students must be aged 19 or over, meet the College`s minimum entry requirements for higher education courses and have GCSE or equivalent in English Language. The course is for: those already employed in education and/or care settings. those wishing to study full time who have previously followed a related National Diploma or NVQ course. those with A Levels and/or relevant experience. Places will be offered subject to a satisfactory interview and a short written analysis of a current article (undertaken at interview).

Foundation Degree in Early Years Education & Care (0-7)

Price on request