St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This is a work-based foundation degree. You will attend St Mary's University one day a week whilst employed in work with children and young people for at least half of the week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity).

Early Years Education gives those already working in education the opportunity to gain a vocational foundation degree (FdA) by part-time study.

The programme provides opportunities for people working directly with children, or those working in other educational support roles, to build their knowledge and experience through study at higher education level. The programme, which will help to enhance your understanding of your current professional role, can be completed in a minimum of two years part-time study.

This course aims to build self-confidence in the workplace and at home. The current emphasis on the development of the school workforce as a whole has been one of the driving forces behind this degree.

Early Years Education will open up a range of opportunities in the education sector.

Successful completion of this programme leads to the award of a foundation degree in Early Years Education.

There is then an opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Degree in Early Years Education (Work-Based Route), a one year enhancement programme. This may be followed by a route into teaching to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), such as PGCE

Course Modules

Year one - Learning Through Play in the Early Years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Professional Skills Development One, Understanding the Early Years, Using and Applying Technology Within the Early Years, Using and Applying Technology Within the Early Years Environment and Working in Partnerships

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA £12,250 Overseas Fees