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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    New College, Swindon

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Aimed at early years practitioners in supervisory or managerial roles, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge to develop your career as a graduate practitioner. The course is delivered at either New College Swindon or University Centre WestonWith taught sessions taking place only one day a week, the course allows you to study while you work, with your workplace giving you the opportunity to reflect on practice and collect information to use in portfolios.This course aims to develop reflective practitioners, who will make valuable contributions to the early years sector and to the lives of very young children. You’ll explore the status of children in society and discuss how practitioners can allow the voice of the child to be heard. You’ll also consider essential safeguarding principles and practice.You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for early years, and the government’s agenda and strategies as they relate to young children and their families. Through work-based learning, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a research project on an area of your choice, connected to your professional interests.The course offers a progression route to an Honours Degree and to QTS via an appropriate ITT course such as a Primary PGCE, and provides a basis on which to work towards Early Years Teacher Status.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : CDD

Level 3 qualifications in a related area and a minimum of two years’ experience working in a supervisory or managerial capacity within the early years sector.

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Practical experience and industry insights are integral to each course, with opportunities to learn new skills and partner with an industry mentor.
The university takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. It scored a first-class award in the 2019 People and Planet Green League.
Home from home: accommodation ranges from city-centre to on-campus, and Bath is recognised as one of the safest student cities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    70th

    2

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