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FD Early Years

The course is aimed at those already working or volunteering within an Early Years setting. Students currently in the role of Nursery Nurse, or Room Lead may move into more responsible roles such as Supervisory or Managerial.
The programme encourages progression on to an Honours year to enable students to take on graduate roles within the sector or progress into Early Years teaching roles.

Entry Requirements

Entrants should normally have a minimum of one of the following:
• An appropriate A level or vocational A Level
• NVQ Level 3, BTEC or other appropriate vocationally-related NQF Level 3 qualification
• An advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years or another appropriate subject

Students should also have a minimum of two years employment in an early years setting, of which at least 12 months should be continuous service working directly with children for ten
hours or more per week.
A satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Fees information

7200

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and pen.

Assessment/Exam information

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may wish to continue to study towards a full honours degree through the BA programme at Swindon College, gaining
graduate status. Students can also go on to gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)*. On completion of the full Honours Degree students may then progress to Initial Teaching
Training routes such as PGCE or GTTP*.

*please note: students will require GCSE C or above in English, maths and science.

Other information

Course Content:
• Studying Policy and Practice (double module)
• Learning, Development and the Foundation Stage (double module)
• Inclusion
• Communication, Language and Literacy
• Mathematical Development
• Exploring and Learning
• Issues in Child Development (double module)
• Roles of other Professionals in Early Years
• Physical Care and Health Issues
• Management (double module)
• Safeguarding Young Children
• Research, Policy and Practice.

PLEASE NOTE:
(1) Students will require GCSE C or above in English and Maths.
(2) Students will require GCSE C or above in English, Maths or Science.



What can I do next?

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may wish to continue to study towards a full honours degree through the BA programme at Swindon College, gaining graduate status.

Students can also go on to gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)*.

On completion of the full Honours Degree students may then progress to Initial Teaching Training routes such as PGCE or GTTP*.

*please note: students will require GCSE C or above in English, Maths and Science.

Qualification description

Early Years Foundation Degree Level 5.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
31 weeks 10 Sep 2018 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £7,200.00 EYH5021
UCAS/UKPASS Code: X318
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 5.80
Study days: ENQ

Any extra costs

For further information on costs, please contact:
Student Services, Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Telephone: 01793 491591
Email: studentservices@swindon.ac.uk or HEadmissions@swindon.ac.uk

How to apply

Applications should be made via UCAS at https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track.

Please use Institution Code O66 and UCAS Code X318.

Any further questions please contact HE Admissions on 01793 491591.