Foundation Degree in Early Years (awarded by Birmingham City University)
This course will give you a thorough understanding of the early years sector. You will be linked with work placements, giving you the knowledge and skills sought by employers.
You will learn about the underlying principles, techniques and processes used in the early years sector and develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the industry. The course will be supplemented with industry visits and keynote speaker sessions. You will also expand your knowledge on the diverse needs of young children in a variety of settings, develop a sense of self-awareness in a work environment through decision making and gain leadership and team-building skills.
What areas will I study?
Key areas include:
- Theories and stages of child development
- Safeguarding children
- Working with parents and families
- Multi-agency working
- Assessment for learning
- Research project professional practice, 50% work placement element