|Course Title||Early Years Childhood Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)|
This course will interest you if you are currently working or volunteering
in an early years setting. It will provide a strong foundation in the theories
and background knowledge of early years. You will apply practical scenarios from
your working life and use them to reflect on how you can improve the service you
provide to children and families. The course will develop your leadership skills
and broaden your practical and theoretical knowledge. At the start of the
programme you will be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you
throughout the programme. One of the first steps is to work with your tutor to
develop your Individual Learning Plan. This is a process that starts at the
interview stage and continues through the course to assist with the integration
of the theory and the practical work-based elements of the
At the start of the programme you will be allocated a personal tutor who will work with you throughout the programme. Throughout your studies you will integrate the theory and practice-based elements of this programme, with some of your assessment based on your practice in the workplace.
Bury College University Centre also offers a top-up degree, BA Professional Development for Early Years, which you may progress onto after successful completion of this course. The course provides a basis for progression within the workforce, or with a top up to a BA Hons degree, can be used as a route into Early Years Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Status.
• Study Skills and Personal Development Planning
• The Developing Child
• ICT to support Children’s Learning
• Facilitating Children’s Learning
• Inclusive Practice
• Social Policy in Early Years
• Developing Self-Reflective Practice
• Safeguarding Children
• Managing Sessions
• Research Perspectives
• Independent Study
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including: short presentations, reflections on observations/tasks carried out in the work place, case studies and essays. Your tutor will visit you in your place of work at various points in the course.
You will benefit from seminars, practical workshops and guest speakers who will give you an insight into career options available on completion of your degree.
All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required. Photocopying facilities are available in the LRC at an additional cost. DBS Clearance will be required before commencing placement. Cost £44.00.
Bury College students were given the opportunity to experience working life in the industry of their choice through career-enhancing work experience placements.