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This course will be of great interest to those who are planning a career in working with young children or who already work in a range of settings within Early Years. This course will be running at our Aylesbury Campus and is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University.

  • What will I learn?

    Foundation Degrees are designed to provide learning and professional development opportunities for adults who are currently either employed or working on a voluntary basis. This course meets the real needs of people working in an early years setting. The Foundation Degree can be completed in two years of study with part-time attendance supplemented by learning in the workplace.

  • Example modules

    • Personal and Professional Development
    • The Developing Child
    • Developing Practice and Playful Pedagogy
    • Inclusion
  • How will I be assessed?

    A range of assessment methods will be used, including written assignments, examinations, evidence-based portfolios and work-based project files.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 3 Childcare qualification. You should be working with children aged 0 - 5 years in a supervisory position and have at least three years experience post-qualification. Places will be subject to an interview.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    After successfully completing this course you could study for the one-year top-up to a full honours degree wiith Buckinghamshire New University. A typical mature graduate may wish to use the Degree for progression to obtain status in teaching or childcare careers.

  • Additional Information

    You will spend 7 hours per week at the Aylesbury Campus. There is an expectation of additional reading/study in your own time.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 5
Study Mode Higher Education Course
Start Date September
Duration 30 Weeks
Course Code HEAR1L5FD-1
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