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Warwickshire College Group

Early Years Educator

UCAS Code: X378

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


1 A level in relevant subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSE's and must have grade C in maths. If you do not have a grade C or above at the time of enrolment you will have the opportunity to retake your GCSE Maths alongside this course.

or Level 3 BTEC National Diploma

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Students must be at least 18 years of age.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This course provides a broad foundation of knowledge and skills required to work with young children. It is designed to provide students with a 'licence to practice' in an early years setting and it is sector endorsed by the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC).

This programme is written to support the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and to introduce students to the Early Years Professional Status. The course relies heavily on work-based learning and therefore students complete work placements where they will apply and practise theory and use their workplace experience in a range of assessment tasks.

Modules

Modules may include:

Level 4:
ASSET (academic study skills and employability)
Communication, Language and Literacy
Understanding the World
The Philosophy of Early Years Education
Supporting Children's Mathematical Understanding
Physical and Creative Development

Level 5:
Children's Health and Wellbeing
The Effective Early Years Practitioner
Effective Management in the Early years
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Safeguarding Children

Assessment methods

All units are assessed by coursework - there are no exams associated with this course. Students need to complete a range of assignments based on theory and personal practice.

Some assignments will be completed within the workplace during work placement.

All FdA Early Years Educator students must undertake 800 hours of work based placement learning. Students will normally undertake 400 hours per year and are required to complete 350 hours at Level 4 in order to progress to Level 5.

Students can normally expect to undertake a study pattern of 2 days in work placement, 2 days in college and one day focused on independent study. The college supports flexible approaches to completing these hours including during evenings, weekends and holidays.

The course is designed for full-time students and therefore there is a great deal of support for students who are new to study at this level.

The assessment methods are subject to a review in August 2019 and there may be some changes at that point.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£7,975
per year
EU
£7,975
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,975
per year
Scotland
£7,975
per year
Wales
£7,975
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Royal Leamington Spa College

Evesham College

Department:

Access and Personal Development

TEF rating:

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