A Foundation Degree in Early Years, Playwork and Education.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for those working or as volunteers in a supervised role that support pupils’ learning within an early year’s environment for a minimum of 350 placement hours (60 days). 18-20 hours per week for the duration of the course.
What is covered?
The units cover children and young people's development, the requirements of safeguarding, a longitudinal study on a child and the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion. In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment there are structured units around the following four themes:
- Theme 1: Health and well–being
- Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Theme 4: Professional development
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Working or volunteering in an early years setting. Previous experience required in a setting. Learners will also require a GCSE C grade in English and Maths to count in the ratios at Level 3 in childcare settings. However there is no requirement for learners to have achieved GCSE English and Maths upon commencement or completion of a standalone Early Years Educator qualification but this may impact on employment within the sector.
Work based so not required to attend college apart from induction and termly workshops. An approved assessor will visit you in your workplace to assess your practical competence, knowledge and understanding. You will need to submit a portfolio to show your competence in all areas of the qualification.
An approved assessor will visit you in your workplace to assess your practical competence, knowledge and understanding. You will need to submit a portfolio to show your competence in all areas of the qualification.
A portfolio of evidence will be completed and verified by your allocated assessor. This will include written assignments, direct observations, professional discussions and reflective accounts. There are no final examinations.