On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Foundation Degree in Early Years Childcare and Education [SBU]
Mode of delivery: online plus: in-centre with some online delivery. 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 offer /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 Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in Early Years or relevant subject. Work experience in a relevant setting. Employment in an appropriate early years’ setting (paid or voluntary) for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Enhanced DBS check and selection exercises. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is 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. We are seeking people who wish to enthuse and motivate young children as well as developing further their own knowledge, skills and understanding in young children's care and education.
The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Morley College London is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. 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. Apply through UCAS between now and early September or contact Debra Corboy to arrange an interview at the college: email@example.com
If you are interested in the applying for the Foundation Degree in Early Years’, please apply via UCAS as follows: UCAS Application: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/ucas-undergraduate-apply-and-track When you apply through UCAS, please ensure you input the Course Code, which is X110 and the Campus Code T. The institution you are studying with is Kingston University in Collaboration with Morley College London. Student Finance: 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. 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) Types of jobs Early Years Professional Early Years Room Leader Outreach Worker Early Years Manager Early Years Adviser Learning Support Play Worker Primary Teacher (following postgraduate training) Higher Level Teaching Assistant Community based Nursery Nurse Family Support Workers Unqualified Teachers Training and development advisers within day care settings/local authorities Employers County Councils State and Independent Primary Schools Multi Academy Trusts Early Years and Nursery Settings NHS Children's Centres Refugee provision Charities and non-government organisations Many graduates return to Kingston University for postgraduate and continuing professional development 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 MRes (Education). More than 99% of students from this course, delivered by Morley College London and validated by Kingston University, are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17). You can learn while you earn, combining a minimum of 16 hours' workplace learning with part-time study at Morley College London. Once you complete the course you'll have 240 academic credits. Rather than written exams, you'll be assessed through a variety of assignments.