Early Childhood Development and Learning Foundation YearCoventry University
£ 7.102 - (7.951 €)
- Foundation degree
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Skills and Training
Skills and Training
This course enables successful students to automatically progress to the Childhood Development and Learning BA (Hons) Degree course at Coventry University College.
This may be an ideal course if you want a preparatory period of study before progressing on to a degree in social care or youth work.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The childhood development and learning foundation has been designed to help enable and equip you with the skills to become confident, competent and reflective level 3 practitioners in the early years’ field through a carefully constructed programme of study that follows the latest national statutory guidance. It also provides opportunities for you to gain access to higher education that may not have been otherwise available by providing a bridge for those who do not possess sufficient UCAS points to obtain direct entry onto the undergraduate degree or those who switch their area of study.
You will gain an understanding about the necessary skills to work in any early years setting and to work effectively in higher education. You will also develop an understanding of child development and how to support and promote children’s learning. Additionally, the programme provides opportunities to develop key employability skills valued by employers; skills of team work, independent work, presentation, role play and an ability to articulate effectively in a variety of contexts.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- Academic and underpinning skills for working in early years’ settings
- Children’s holistic development and growth from 0 – 8 years
- Understanding learning in the early years
- Working in early years settings
On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The underlying principles and concepts of children’s holistic development and learning (0 – 7 years);
- The importance of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, fully reflecting children’s cultural differences and family circumstances;
- The core skills needed to work with children in early years’ settings;
- The importance of promoting the welfare of children’s health and safety, security, confidentiality and safe guarding with relevant legal requirements and guidance;
- The principles of academic research skills to apply detailed thinking;
- The principles of independent and self-managed learning.
This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
At Coventry University College there are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we’ll assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place at the end of each six-week block. Tutors can provide support through regular updates and tutorials, either online or face to face.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
As a full-time student a normal learning block will mean that you get 18 hours of teaching each week in groups of approximately 25-50 students. Depending on the course you have chosen, you will attend morning (9.00-13.00) or afternoon (14.00-18.00) sessions. You will also need to attend one two-hour tutorial each week.
Part-time students will study on Saturdays 9.00 - 18.00.