FdA Early Years Practice (Full-time, evening study) - 2020 Entry

Reasons to study Early Years Practice

  • The Foundation degree is studied on an evening basis, allowing those who already work in an early years setting to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding, around career commitments.
  • Taught and delivered by industry experienced practitioners, in small classes, offering unrivalled levels of support.
  • Opportunity to progress and top up this degree to a full BA (Hons) degree by undertaking an additional year of study.
UCAS Code: X311
Institution Code: S51
Start and End Date: September 2020 - June 2022
Duration: 2 years, full-time (evening study)
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2020 Tuition Fee: £5,000 per year
Entry Requirements: 96 UCAS Tariff points.
Please see our entry criteria section for additional requirements.
Programme Specification: Coming Soon
Programme Handbook: Coming Soon
Course Contact: Cath Barker
Telephone: 01744 623253
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Validated by: Liverpool John Moores University

The Foundation degree in Early Years Practice is ideal for practitioners working in early years settings, whether that be in paid employment or for those undertaking voluntary experience.

As a student on the degree course, you will gain a strong academic grounding in a range of early years theories, policies and procedures, improving your current knowledge and understanding of early years issues, allowing you to be a more effective and efficient practitioner. The degree includes holistic development within early years, early years curriculum, partnership working, safeguarding and leadership and management practice. The degree will also enhance your personal, professional and academic skills, providing additional opportunities for professional development.

Providing the opportunity for students to apply academic theory to practice, the Foundation degree affords students the opportunity to ensure that their knowledge of current legislation and issues within the sector are up to date, providing safe practice and a wide range of career prospects.

Ref: Cath Barker



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