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Cornwall College

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: XL35

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This programme is for people over the age of 18 who are interested in pursuing a career working within the early years sector as, for example, a primary teacher or as an early years practitioner or manager.

It is particularly suitable for people who would like to study full-time over one day per week. This foundation degree is essentially the first two years of a degree course; the third year can be completed as a top-up in order to obtain a full degree or honours degree.

You will study social science, developmental perspectives, values and ethics, new learning technologies for the early years and consider the creative use of the outdoor environment. You will learn about special needs in education, ways to protect children and how to teach literacy and numeracy skills to early years children. You will conduct an independent study in a topic you are particularly interested in. You will also have the opportunity to develop and apply specialist knowledge, for example learning about how to use the outdoor environment as an effective learning space in conjunction with Wildlife and Marine specialists. The programme also includes a module to develop your own personal and professional skills in readiness for employment, for example team working skills, decision-making, problem-solving and communication.

Work-related learning is an integral part of the programme and is built into the majority of modules by providing opportunities for you to apply your learning directly to your specific working environment. Therefore you will also be required to undertake a work placement in an early years setting and this may be on a voluntary or paid basis.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Studies final year at St Austell
– BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families final year at St Austell
– BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies final year at Plymouth University

Possible Careers

– Teaching
– Teaching Assistant
– Early Years Care Management
– Early Years Practitioner
– Working with Individuals with Special Needs

Modules

Indicative Module Year 1: - Social Science - Developmental Perspectives - Creative Ways for a Healthy Lifestyle - Values & Ethics - New Learning Technologies - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Module Year 2: - Early Intervention - Social Policy - Special Needs - Independent Study - Early Years Practice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Saltash

Department:

Health, Teaching and Social Sciences

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