The Foundation Degree in Children and Young People has two pathways:
This Foundation Degree has been designed for Early Years practitioners who are currently working, paid or voluntary, in any type of early years setting to study part-time to gain a nationally recognised qualification building on experience with a focus on extending knowledge and developing practical skills. It is open to Early Years practitioners from a variety of early years educational settings.
The Foundation Degree builds on your work experience and will involve support from your employer via a mentor. The Foundation Degree is validated by the University of Derby and will be delivered by the College in partnership with the university.
Assessment methods used include:
Teaching and Learning
You will study through a mixture of theory and practical work, and reflect on your practice. There are no exams.
The course attendance is usually one evening (5pm – 8pm) per week. In addition to this, students will be expected to attend some tutorials. These are usually arranged on the evening of your study.
As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.
You can top up to a degree by completing the final stage of a relevant Bachelor’s degree, such as:
The course provides the academic skills to go on to be a proficient Early Years Practitioner or Teaching Assistant or, but also to be successful in almost any other profession that relates to working with young people and children. You can also continue on to a teacher training course.
Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page
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