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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    City Hub

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**This course is designed for people working in the Early Years Practitioners sector and wish to progress to work as a senior practitioner or on to an early years’ teacher training course. It is a flexible, work-based programme, designed to allow you to continue to work whilst studying and has been developed in association with local employers and professional bodies. This sector-endorsed course is ideal to progress your career if you’re currently a childminder, teaching assistant in the foundation stage, nursery nurse, nursery manager or learning support assistant.****About the course**During the course, you’ll need to work for at least ten hours per week in an early years post.A statement of support and commitment from your employer/mentor stating that they will be able to meet the full range of roles and responsibilities in the workplace will be needed.Modules may include:- study skills and current initiatives- personal development and professional practice- play, children’s early learning and the curriculum- diversity and social justice- observing in the early years - supporting health and wellbeing - safeguarding children-child protection- meeting individual needs - understanding and supporting behaviour in a learning environment - the early years curriculum in context - managing research in an educational contextThe course will build on your existing knowledge of children’s development and learning, as well as developing your understanding of current policies and practice in early years settings.You’ll also acquire professional and practical skills such as planning, assessment and teamwork.**Assessment**Your work will be assessed on a continuous basis through reports, presentations and essays.**Your career and progression**You could continue your studies to obtain a full degree, and then, if you wish, progress to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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UCAS Points : 48


University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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