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UCAS CODE: 5X39

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Our Early Years Foundation Degree is ideal for students who have at least a year’s experience of working in an early years setting and are currently in employment for at least two days per week. This course recognises your knowledge and experience as a practitioner working with young children and babies from birth to the age of five. It will give you sound theoretical and practical knowledge including children’s rights, child health and wellbeing, family and cultural contexts, and the principles of inclusive practice. The course will give you an understanding of a variety of contexts relating to young children and their families, with sufficient appreciation of reception and Key Stage 1 so that you can plan transitions effectively. We recognise that students on the Foundation Degree are usually experienced practitioners returning to learning, so a key focus for the first year is developing your academic writing and study skills.It is made up of both taught and work-based elements through which you can apply your knowledge to real work settings. It can also be the first step towards gaining BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. - Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK** ✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Northampton

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%

    63rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    30

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