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Childhood Studies Care and Education FdA

Yeovil College University Centre

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Yeovil College University Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to support your continued development in the Childhood Sector. It is suitable for those working in Early years or Primary School provision to further develop skills to Level 5. Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students and Year 1 + 1st semester in Year 2 for part-time students) develops skills to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of well-established theories, concepts and historical origins of theory. To be able to take responsibility for personal and professional development using reflection and feedback to analyse own capabilities and be able to implement actions of improvement. Level 5 (year 2 for full-time students and Year 2 2nd semester and Year 3 for part-time students) begins the process of being able to work appropriately with a variety of interdisciplinary groups and teams, showing a critical insight in leadership and management skills. Also to be able to consistently employ appropriate pedagogical and andragogical approaches to achieve the best outcomes when working with children, professionals, colleagues, parents and carers. The course operates on a fixed modular basis. Most modules count for 15 academic credits although some are double weighted and count for 30 credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study, and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 240 credits for the Foundation Degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5; these are Pass, Merit and Distinction awards.

Application deadline

15 January

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Students will need 48 UCAS tariff points from at least two A levels, or equivalent, UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers are accepted, UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted, Welsh Baccalaureate, UCAS tariff points from BTEC level 3 Diplomas are accepted, International Baccalaureate: full diploma, achieving at least 24 points Access to HE Diploma: at least nine credits must be achieved at Distinction grades, with all remaining level 3 credits at Merit grades, Edexcel/B


University information

Yeovil College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Yeovil College (University Centre Yeovil), Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4DR, England

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