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Early Years Care and Education FdA

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Stanmore College - London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you want to take your career as an early years professional to the next level, we’ve got the perfect course to get you there.

This Foundation degree (FdA) in Early Years Care and Education is for current and aspiring early years practitioners who want to get professional recognition with a university-level qualification. You’ll work with professionals to learn skills and knowledge that’ll serve you in a rewarding career helping children to realise their potential.

Endorsed by

The Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education has been validated by SEFDEY (Sector Endorsed Foundation Degrees in Early Years Professional Association) as meeting the criteria for Sector-Endorsement.

The 3-year course is part time and has around 4 hours a week of teaching in term time. So you can complete your studies alongside your job.

After the course, you'll be more effective in your current role as an early years professional. You could also go on to do a Bachelor's degree such as our BA (Hons) Education Studies or use your Foundation degree to do training that leads to Qualified Teacher Status such as Early Years Teacher Training.

What you'll experience

On this Early Years Care and Education course, you’ll:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge to become an effective early years professional, through practical activity and the study of theories and contemporary issues within education
  • Learn in supportive study groups, alongside other Early Years professionals from different backgrounds
  • Study alongside your existing role, whether you’re in a general or special educational needs setting, in a school or other education institution
  • Be taught by staff with heaps of experience, using dynamic and relevant teaching methods to help you get the most out of your studies
  • Discover practical ways to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work
  • Have the option to begin the course in year 2 if you already have sufficient experience or qualifications
  • Study at one of our partner colleges: City College Southampton (from September 2021), St Vincent's College (part time) or Stanmore College, Isle of Wight College (full time)

Careers and opportunities

Completing this Foundation degree opens up many career options.

What can you do with an Early Years Care and Education FdA?

You could progress to a relevant Bachelor's degree, such as BA (Hons) Education Studies. You could also go on to do teacher training through PGCE, SCITT or Early Years Initial Teacher Training programmes.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

2 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    2

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