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Early Years - Foundation Degree FdA

Newman University, Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: X311

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The **Early Years Foundation Degree** is a programme designed for those practitioners, or those who intend to work with, young children in public, private, voluntary and independent childcare and education settings.It provides access to a higher level qualification and career development for people working as **childminders** or in group settings such as **reception class, nursery, kindergarten, preschool, community crèche environment or children’s centres**.This course is for any practitioner, working with young children in a public, private, third or independent sector setting who has a commitment to the aims of the course. It has been designed for those with relevant experience or working in the sector, as well as for those seeking progression routes into management positions in early years settings.The **Early Years Foundation Degree** will develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of early childhood, preparing you for developing your skills in a management position in an early years setting. You will develop a critical understanding of the key policies and practices relating to the care and education of children. You can expect to mix with students from a variety of professional backgrounds, engage in stimulating discussions and debates, and experience a research informed approach to early childhood education and care in both theoretical and applied contexts. This will enable you to gain an understanding of integrated multi-agency working and improve the efficiency of the organisation you work in or provide you with valuable transferable skills. Providing access to a higher level qualification, this course was developed in consultation with a range of practitioners and experts so you can be confident that the curriculum will provide you with the expertise, understanding and skills necessary to work at senior practitioner level.

Application deadline

15 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48 - 144

Entry requirements are flexible but normally you will possess a level 3 qualification, such as A levels, a BTEC or NVQ level 3.A typical offer being, 48 UCAS points (and GCSE English at Grade C or above)

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 81 1

    81st out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    116 58%

    57th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%

    64th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    34th

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