FdA in Early Years and Childhood Studies

£7500 per year *

* Fees accurate at time of publishing

Two years, full-time

Location: Trowbridge

This sector-endorsed qualification prepares you for a senior practitioner role working with children in both the early years sector and primary sector.

Your Experience

You will explore how and why children learn and develop, consider good practice and barriers to working with parents and the importance of the community, look at child health and consider barriers to health and explore strategies to promote a creative child, and explore how to plan for children and implement these plans.

After completing the first two years you will gain a Foundation Degree (FD). You may choose to continue into a third year (BSc Hons top up) to give you the opportunity to achieve a full Honours degree at Wiltshire College.

In the third year you will learn about the effective management of people in an organisation and understand how this can contribute to improving organisational efficiency, productivity and effectiveness. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the key theories and concepts of children’s development and learning and its application to effective practice. You will learn to critically assess the implications of the outdoor environment on young children’s well-being, health, learning, behaviour and development in theory and practice.

The course will rely on a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials help you develop an in-depth understanding of theory and research in early years. You will work closely with a mentor during work experience placements and/or employment, to develop advanced practitioner skills. Assessment will be through presentations and assignments which link theory to practice.

Please note: Modules and course content subject to change

This course is delivered at our Trowbridge campus.

The FdA Programme Specification is available at this link.

Validated by:

University of Bath