Course ID: 163423
Course Year: 21/22
The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice is a full time qualification that provides you with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. It is awarded by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
This level 4/5 qualification has been developed in collaboration with Early Years' employers, LJMU and other partner colleges.
Work-based learning is a key part of your learning. You'll use their workplace, including a chosen mentor and everyday duties as a key learning resource throughout the programme.
Course content at level 4 includes:
At level 5, course content includes:
Please note: This course is currently undergoing a review which may impact the advertised modules. Any changes will be communicated to interested parties to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.
Skills and Knowledge Developed:
The programme aims to:
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
The Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice provides students with the specialist knowledge and skills required within the Early Years sector. Part of this qualification is based around work- based learning.
The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.The Academy Bakery
Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.The Academy Salons
Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.The Academy Restaurant
When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.
The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.
,• A level 3 full and relevant qualification (as listed by the DfE) in childcare. A full list of relevant qualifications is found at: http://www.education.gov.uk/eypqd/level5.shtml
• GCSE in English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Key Skills Communication; Level 2 Functional Skills)
Candidates without GCSE English (grade C/4 or above) will be required to write a short essay at the time of interview to demonstrate the ability to understand and make use of written material to ensure they are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English.
• A satisfactory reference from their employer or voluntary organisation, which indicates support for the student in undertaking the Foundation Degree and in providing a mentor to support the student with their work-based learning.
In addition to above, for those qualifying at level 3 prior to September 2017:
• At least two years recent/relevant experience working with children in either paid or voluntary employment
• Evidence from employer or voluntary organisation of a recent, clear DBS check (i.e. completed in the 12 months prior to start of programme).
In addition, for those qualifying at Level 3 after September 2014:
• A work-based placement within a good Early Years establishment for a minimum of 300 hours. N.B. Support can be provided in finding an appropriate placement once a ‘conditional’ place on the course has been offered.
N.B. For students whose education has not been in English, evidence will be required of proficiency in English.
Typically, applicants will need to have achieved: Band 6.5 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme), and/or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 580 or above (completed within 2 years of date of application to the Foundation Degree).
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email email@example.com or call 0151 252 3607.
This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.
Fee for21/22 is 8278.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).