FdA Early Years (Sector Endorsed)

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration Two Years
  • You Need 6 Requirements needed View


This part-time programme is a foundation degree for early years’ practitioners working with children under the age of 8. You will be at least 18 and have experience of working with children in a variety of contexts and hold a Level 3 childcare qualification (or equivalent). The foundation degree has been endorsed by SEFDEY.

What will I learn

Level 4 modules: • Understanding Children’s Development • Approaches to Pedagogy • Early Years Policy and Practice • Professional Portfolio Level 5 modules: • Research for Early Years • Learning and Best Practice in Early Years • Protecting Children in the Early Years • Professional Portfolio

How will I learn

You will be taught through seminars, lectures, interactive workshop sessions and our virtual learning environment with allocated tutorial support which focuses on study skills. You will receive written and oral feedback to help you improve your future work.

What's next

Successful completion of this programme enables you to progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Education and Training or a relevant Top-Up degree.

Additional Information

The programme is assessed through course work which includes essays, reports, case studies, research reports and portfolio work.

This higher education course is in partnership with Teesside University
Future jobs include Teaching Assistant, Nursery Manager, Family Support Worker and Learning Mentor
"This course has given me the confidence to apply for a full-time position in a local nursery. I've transferred my new skills into my role, including safeguarding, child development and protection!" - Eve
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