Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This degree is suitable for students who are currently employed within the sector and have completed a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject, and would now like to gain a full honours degree.

Attendance is part-time with students linking theory to their work-based practice.



Fee Per Year £6000

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

  • Research and Young Children- As practitioners increasingly need to understand the role of research in forming policy and practice in relation to Early Years Education and Practice, and to take on the role of researcher, it becomes more important that they should have a detailed understanding of issues involved. The importance of the child’s voice in research and key ethical consideration will be explored.
  • Leadership and Management- This module integrates with other modules on the programme, to provide an understanding of the main roles and functions of management in early years settings. Change management is studied to enable the student to implement future changes within workplace settings.
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing- This module presents the key health priorities for children aged 0-8 to support the development of positive health behaviours leading to optimal wellbeing. The roles of Government, voluntary and private agencies are explored along with ethical considerations of health promotion strategies.
  • Comparing Early Childhood Education and Care- This module introduces students to the field of comparative and international educational data. The module pays particular attention to early educational and childcare systems in modern industrial societies that are comparable to England. Relevant systems, policy and curriculums will be reviewed and evaluated to see how they have responded to the challenge of improving outcomes and attainment for children.
  • Early Years Education and Policy The Social Context- This module will explore the role of education in preparing young children for entry into society, including the school readiness debate. It will also address the impact on wider issues of social forces such as economics, politics and culture have on care and education and how they can result in variation in outcomes for children.
  • Reflective Practice Portfolio- This module promotes the use of reflective practice within early years provision. Students are encouraged to become reflective thinkers in order to make informed and logical decisions and to assess the consequences of those decisions in a work place setting.
  • Dissertation The dissertation will involve the completion of a research project of student’s choice.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment methods used in this programme have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formal examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Professional discussions
  • Project plans
  • Presentations

Programme Structure

The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.

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The College is committed to delivering programmes that enhance the employability of our students by equipping them with the essential skills valued by employers. The College has always had a strong vocational and professional focus, effective links with industry and employs a range of strategies to ensure that our graduates are ready to enter the world of work.

Graduates will have the underpinning knowledge and skills to lead practice and to enable progression onto EYTS Initial Teacher Training. Typical careers include Early Years Teachers, family support workers, Further Education lecturers and Early Years senior management and leadership roles.


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 Pass 50% average. Relevant evidence of work experience and CPD and successful interview. A satisfactory reference is required

UCAS Code: XL15

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