On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Foundation Degree in Early Years Childcare and Education [SBU]
The mode of delivery of the course involves in-centre learning with some online delivery. The Microsoft Teams online platform and supported apps are used to support learning together with videos to review lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops, critical debates and seminars. In addition, you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors at Morley College London, with occasional attendance at Kingston University. Progress is measured by assignments, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical demonstrations that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams. When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Canvas, the online virtual learning platform.
Typical entry requirements are a Level 3 early years qualification (or equivalent), employment in an appropriate setting (either paid or voluntary) for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course and normally two years' experience in appropriate early years setting. An enhanced DBS check is also required. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications.
All students attend college for one evening per week between 3.30 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday or Thursday. The programme provides a unique approach for work-based learners to gain a degree qualification, combining theoretical academic study and work to enhance and deepen knowledge and improve practice. At this level of academic study, at least 90 % attendance and punctuality are required from all students. Application is through UCAS between now and early September or contact Debra Corboy to arrange an interview at the college: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in the applying for the Foundation Degree in Early Years, then please apply via UCAS using the link on our webpage. When you apply through UCAS, please ensure you input the Course Code, which is X110 and the Campus Code N. The qualification is awarded by Kingston University. You can apply for student finance at the below link:https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login The course is classified as a full-time, work-based program of study.
Once you have completed this FdA, followed by the BA (Hons) top-up, you will be well-placed to pursue postgraduate opportunities and enhance your professional development in education and related fields. The Foundation Degree in Early Years leads to several possible pathways including:-BA (Hons.) in Early Years Education and Leadership Practice BA (Hons.) in Early Years Teaching and Learning BA (Hons.) in Children’s Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice (0-19 years) Many graduates return to Kingston University for postgraduate and CPD studies. These include Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the MRes (Education). Employment opportunities include as Early Years Professionals, Early Years Room Leaders, Outreach Workers, Early Years Managers, Early Years Advisers, Learning Support Play Workers, Primary Teachers (following postgraduate training), Community based Nursery Nurses, Family Support Workers, Unqualified Teachers, Training and development advisers within day care settings/local authorities. More than 99% of students from this course, delivered by Morley College London and awarded by Kingston University, are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).