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Early Years Practice, Foundation

Degree (FdA)

The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is an employment-related educational qualification which will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. The Foundation Degree is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

This is a level 4/5 qualification which has been developed in collaboration with Early Years' employers, LJMU and other partner colleges. The Foundation Degree is delivered in a variety of ways, for example: through lectures, workshops, students led seminars, private and independent study.

Work based learning will be a key part of a student's learning: students will be using their workplace including a chosen mentor and everyday duties, as a key learning resource throughout the programme.

The course has a variety of academic content in Level 4 which can cover: The Changing Face of Childhood, ICT to support Early Learning, Partnership Working in the Early Years, Personal, Academic and Professional Development, Learning and Development in the Early Years, Early Years Curriculum. In Level 5 you can study; Reflective Practice, Research, Inclusive Practice, Safeguarding, Developing Leadership and Management Practice.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: The programme aims to:

 Provide the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for the care and education of children across early years care and education and school settings;

 Deliver the professional and practical skills and competencies which are required to work in one of the following contexts:as an early years practitioner in early years care and education; to support teachers and pupils in early years school settings.

 Ensure that students can demonstrate within their practice that they have adopted appropriate value and belief systems for early years or play or school based settings; these include values relating to anti-discriminatory practice, equality of opportunity and ensuring inclusive practice.

 Develop student’s self-awareness and reflection, including the ability to evaluate their effect on other people and in the environment in which they work.

 Develop students’ ability to understand and apply the principles of evidence based practice;

 Provide an appropriate understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for Early Years, and prepare students to work within this framework;

 Develop students as reflective practitioners, with an understanding of the need for commitment and lifelong learning.

Develop the personal and transferable skills critical to senior practitioners in early years care and education, playwork or school settings. These skills include communication, application of numbers, Provide a suitable basis for progression to Honours level or QTS via an appropriate further programme of study.

Special Features: The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is an employment-related educational qualification which will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. The Foundation Degree is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

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Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree can lead to increased promotion opportunities within the Early Years sector. Subject to the availability of places within the University, achievement of the Foundation Degree also allows progression to the articulated route of BA (Hons) Leaning, Development and Support at LJMU. The Foundation Degree may also be used as a bridge towards gaining Early Years teacher status working with children from birth to five. Students wanting to progress on to the BA (Hons) Learning, Development and Support will be required to have a GCSE minimum grade C in English Language or equivalent. Students wanting to progress on to the Early Years teacher status will be required to have GCSEs minimum grade C in English Language, maths and science.

What the course leads to

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree can lead to increased promotion opportunities within the Early Years sector. Subject to the availability of places within the University, achievement of the Foundation Degree also allows progression to the articulated route of BA (Hons) Leaning, Development and Support at LJMU. The Foundation Degree may also be used as a bridge towards gaining Early Years teacher status working with children from birth to five. Students wanting to progress on to the BA (Hons) Learning, Development and Support will be required to have a GCSE minimum grade C in English Language or equivalent. Students wanting to progress on to the Early Years teacher status will be required to have GCSEs minimum grade C in English Language, maths and science.

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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