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Early Years Practice, Foundation

Degree (FdA)

The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is a full time qualification which provides 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 is 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.

Course content at level 4 includes: Working in Partnership; Early years Education; The Developing Child; Technology within the Early Years; Personal Professional Development; The History of Childhood.

At level 5, course content includes: Reflection in the Early Years; Inclusion, Health and Well Being; Research Enquiry; Safeguarding Practice within the Early Years; Leading and Managing in the Early Years.

Special Features: The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is a part-time attendance mode educational qualification which will provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. Part of this qualification is based around work-based learning.

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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 and the ability to work at a level recognised by employers as Senior Practitioner. 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 or BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Childhood Studies at The City of Liverpool College. 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 and the ability to work at a level recognised by employers as Senior Practitioner. 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 or BA (Hons) Top-Up Early Childhood Studies at The City of Liverpool College. 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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