If you are already working in an early years environment, whether employed or in a voluntary position, and are looking for a way to get even better at caring for young people, then the Foundation Degree Young Children’s Learning and Development is the course for you.Apply Now
The FD programme is designed to support the integration of theory and practice and develop skills and attributes needed to work with children, young people and adults.
Consideration has been given to the fact that Early Years students and practitioners work in a variety of employment situations and an increasingly wide age range. It is therefore essential that learning activities are responsive to the student profile, key employment demands, current developments in the sector and needs of the wider community through creating businesses and employment.
Therefore, experiential learning is embedded throughout the programme and draws on professional practice, access to an early years setting is therefore essential.
· Professional Practice: Academic Skills (20 credits)
· Play based learning (20 credits)
· Observation & Physical Wellbeing the Early Years (20 credits)
· Child Development (20 credits)
· Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (20 credits)
· Collaborative Practice (20 credits)
· Leadership and Management (20 credits)
· Professional Practice: Research (20 credits)
· Implementing contemporary research (20 credits)
· Enterprise and employability progress in Early Years Practice (20 credits)
· Early Years Practice (40 credits)
UCAS Code: X301
Upon completion of this foundation degree students may wish to progress to the BA (Hons) Young Children’s Learning and Development (Top-up) or pursue a career in any of the following areas:
· Children’s Centre Manager
· Early Years Practitioner
· Early years development worker
· Day Nursery Manager
· Out-of-School Manager
· Pre-School Manager
· Family support officer/ coordinator