Professional Practice in Early Years - Foundation Degree (Lancaster University)

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Qualification Obtained: Foundation Degree in Professional Practice (Early Years)

Course Overview

Since its inception, the Foundation Degree Professional Practice in Early Years has been aimed at people already working in early years settings on either a paid or voluntary basis. A series of excellent relationships with local employers and the two local authorities ( Blackpool Borough and Lancashire County) has supported recruitment and provided opportunities for work-based observation and assessment, and the provision of student mentors. Since 2006, the recruitment base has been widened slightly to offer less experienced students, particularly those progressing from appropriate level three programmes, the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge. Whilst employment in the early years sector on either a paid or voluntary basis is still a compulsory element, placement performance and attitude on the level 3 programmes is taken into consideration as a possible substitute for previous extensive work experience.

Course Entry Requirements

200 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification in an appropriate Early Years discipline.

You will be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) within an Early Years setting for a minimum of 1 day per week whilst on the course.

You will be required to supply a letter of support from employer (paid/voluntary) at enrolment.

2017 Entry Requirements

A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;

A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120) or an equivalent in a level three qualification in early years.

You will be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) within an early years setting within 30 days of the start of the course and thereafter for a minimum of 256 hours each year (average 8 hours per week over 32 weeks).

You will be required to supply a letter of support from employer at enrolment.

Study Options

Course Code: SM1HE50
UCAS Code: L520
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 08/06/2018

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: SM1HE50
UCAS Code: L520
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 06/06/2020

Duration: 3 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: SM1HE50
UCAS Code: L520
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 08/06/2019

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Work Placement and Field Trips

Expert Tutors

Tuition Fees

Other Costs

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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