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FdA Early Childhood Studies

For 2018 start

Cornwall College Saltash LEVEL: 5 Children, Schools & Families

This programme is for people over the age of 18 who are interested in pursuing a career working within the early years sector as, for example, a primary teacher or as an early years practitioner or manager.

It is particularly suitable for people who would like to study full-time over one day per week. This foundation degree is essentially the first two years of a degree course; the third year can be completed as a top-up in order to obtain a full degree or honours degree.

You will study social science, developmental perspectives, values and ethics, new learning technologies for the early years and consider the creative use of the outdoor environment. You will learn about special needs in education, ways to protect children and how to teach literacy and numeracy skills to early years children. You will conduct an independent study in a topic you are particularly interested in. You will also have the opportunity to work with specialists, where
you will be able to apply specialist knowledge to early years practice, for example, art and dance specialists. The programme also includes a module to develop your own personal and professional skills in readiness for employment, for example team working skills, decision-making, problem-solving and communication.

Work-related learning is an integral part of the programme and is built into the majority of modules by providing opportunities for you to apply your learning directly to your specific working environment. Therefore you will also be required to undertake a work placement in an early years setting and this may be on a voluntary or paid basis.

 

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Studies final year at St Austell
– BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families final year at St Austell
– BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies final year at Plymouth University

 

Possible Careers

– Teaching
– Teaching Assistant
– Early Years Care Management
– Early Years Practitioner
– Working with Individuals with Special Needs

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: XL35
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and maths.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award

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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Module Year 1

  • Social Science
  • Developmental Perspectives
  • Creative Ways for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Values & Ethics
  • New Learning Technologies
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Early Intervention
  • Social Policy
  • Special Needs
  • Independent Study
  • Early Years Practice

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

FdA Early Childhood Studies

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Saltash

Duration

2 years full-time



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information