This course is a top-up to convert the FdA Early Years Care and Education degree (or similar) into a full Honours Degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you have previously acquired, whilst further developing your understanding of working practice.
The programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge base and capabilities to excel in your chosen profession or alternative graduate opportunities. This is achieved through module content that is specific to particular areas of practice, which is then interpreted and developed through collaborative seminar discussion. You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications during your studies.
The course is multidisciplinary in nature and studies of the complexities of family life, the continuum of growth and the significance of childhood in contemporary culture and society. You will study children and young people’s development in an ecological context, drawing upon a range of influential factors such as anthropology, psychology, education, welfare, sociology and economics.
You will analyse and critically evaluate the processes that shape childhood and people’s lives, exploring topics that cover the changing nature of childhood, ethical principles in relation to working practice and young people’s rights. The course will prepare you with a broad understanding of early years, children and young people theory and practice, with a focus from birth to eighteen years.
This course will develop you into a confident and independent practitioner, capable of directing your own study. You will learn through a range of teaching methods, with a focus on enquiry and problem based learning, which will lead you to identify and resolve your own learning needs and development. The programme features lectures, seminars, group work and presentations, with additional workshops and tutorials. You will also develop a range of transferable and practical skills through scenarios relating to working practice, which will provide an excellent foundation for you future career or further study.
Ucas Code: CX83
Award: BA (Hons) awarded by University of Plymouth
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this degree you will have a wide range of career opportunities. You could choose to study towards a Postgraduate Certification in Education (PGCE) or equivalent teaching qualifications, enabling you to work in the teaching and education sector. You could also consider progressing to further study at Masters Level in social work and psychology. Alternatively, you will be able to enter employment in a wide range of roles and professions in either an Early Years or Young Adult setting.
"The hours were suitable alongside my work, which meant that I could stay employed while developing my knowledge and skills. It was really valuable to learn from experienced professionals and experts in their field, who have helped me to develop."Anna Messer
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