FdA Foundation Degree in Early Years, Education and Practice (Work Based) (Awarded by the University of Surrey)
Develop your career in the early years sector with this work-based foundation degree, supported by our experienced lecturers and close-knit classes. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
This course is taught one afternoon/evening per week and has full-time status
Allows you to remain employed and study part-time alongside your current role
Is a two-year foundation degree, which can be converted to a full degree by completing a one-year top-up degree
Can help you to update your knowledge and work towards more senior roles or teaching
Is taught by dedicated and supportive lecturers, many with experience in a range of early years and teaching settings
Has previously involved educational trips, including exploring the Reggio Emilia approach to education in Italy and visiting early years centres, schools and local authorities in Finland
Why study this course with us?
Education can be very significant in a child’s life, influencing both how they develop and who they become. This is why working to ensure children achieve to the best of their abilities can be an incredibly rewarding career. Upon graduating you will have the knowledge and skills to work towards a variety of careers, such as room leaders, deputy managers, lead professionals in a setting, outreach workers and NVQ assessors.
At Farnborough, you will be taught in classrooms rather than large lecture theatres. This means your classes here will feel more personal, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, receive feedback and become friends with your new classmates.
As someone currently employed in the sector, this course provides a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and gain skills relevant to your role, with timetables designed to suit employers. During this course you will examine a range of contemporary theories of how children learn and develop, linking and applying what you learn to your own work-based practice.
Site: Farnborough CampusMode: Full TimeDuration: 2 Years