Foundation Degree in Children's Development & Learning Year 1

Foundation Degree in Children's Development & Learning Year 1

You cannot enrol online for this course as it requires an interview to assess suitability. To find out more and to apply please contact our Enquiries and Admissions team on 01344 868600 or email


START DATE: 20/09/2017

WHEN: We at: 13:25-20:00


COURSE FEE: £4,625.00


CENTRE: Church Road Centre

The foundation degree is designed for those working in any type of early years or primary setting, either private, voluntary, and independent (PVI) or local authority (LA) with at least 2 years experience. Applicants require GCSE English Language at Grade C or above. It is a 2 year programme validated by the University of Reading who offer the third year top up to a full honours BA. It is run on one afternoon through to the evening weekly. The focus is on skills and their application in the workplace, underpinned by academic knowledge and understanding. The fee is for the first year of the course only.

It can be a route into teaching after achieving the BA and you can either follow the School Direct route where you would be working in a school and attend University for certain days or you can do a PGCE in Early Years/Primary. It can also lead to the post graduate EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status) for those working in a private, voluntary or independent setting.


Experience / Qualifications required

Level 3 qualification in a work related area. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. At least two years experience of working in a setting within the sector, such as a registered early years setting, school or an extended school setting. Grade C or above in English GCSE.

Area of study

Includes academic skills, Effective Communication, Theories of Development and Learning, Learning Spaces, Child in Society, Positive Partnership with Parents and Professionalism in the Children's Workforce

Progression on completion

Year Two

Materials required

Stationery, pens, A4 paper

Teaching method

Modules will include those covering theories of learning and development, sustaining positive and enabling learning environments, communication (adults and children), looking at the child in society (including international perspectives), the importance of working in partnership with parents.

For more information

Contact Course Manager - Sue Greenstreet or Application Administration - Carol Frost on 01344 766339 or 01344 766407 or or

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Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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