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It develops your basic skills in childcare education and play-work and gives you direct experience of working in an early years setting.
We accept students for Foundation Studies who wish to start within the academic years. If you would like to find out more or apply to start a Foundation Studies course during the academic year, please click the button below and complete the enquiry form. One of our friendly team will then get back to you.
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Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.
07 Sep 2020
Areas studied include:
You learn about the care of children play and practical activities growth and development food and nutrition and health and safety.
You will develop your basic skills in childcare, education and play work and gain direct experience of working in an early years setting.
The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. The course has approximately 13 hours teacher contact time per week - spread over 3 days.
Assessment is through assignment work. You learn through classroom-based activities practical workshops and a 15 day supervised practical work placement in a childcare setting in the final term.
The course also gives you the opportunity to improve your literacy numeracy and ICT skills.
I’ve completed placements at local day nurseries. My confidence and ability to manage workloads have also improved.”
Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.
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