About the course
This course is ideal for you if you work or volunteer in an early years setting and wish to progress your skills or become a teacher. It is a full-time programme offered in partnership with the University of Greenwich.
The advantage of this qualification is that it has been developed collaboratively with employers, professionals and institutions. It is vocationally relevant and designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. It is a full-time programme offered in partnership with the University of Greenwich.
- The university code for Bromley College is B97
- Apply via www.ucas.com
What you will study
You will study 120 credits in each year, making a total of 240 credits.
Level 4 - Year 1
- Professional practice 1
- Children and families
- Working in multi agency teams
- Learning and development through play
Level 5 - Year 2
- Professional practice 2
- Impact project
- Safeguarding children’s welfare
- Birth to eight
- Assessment methods are varied and include practical work, assignments, essays, reports, case studies, presentations and direct observation of your practice in an early years setting
- You will need to be able to write at Level 3 (A Level) standard
- Most essays and reports have a word count of around 2000 words
- 1 A Level in a relevant subject or equivalent such as Level 3 Childcare qualification
- GCSEs - grades A* - C / 9 - 4 in English and maths
- Two years placement (employed or voluntary) in an early years setting for two days per week throughout the programme. Childminding and nanny roles are not suitable placements for this programme
- Enhanced DBS clearance
- An interview including a written English test
- Mature students without formal qualifications may be considered as a result of life and work experience following an entry test.
- You may need to have GCSE Maths at A*-C or level 2 equivalent for further study or employment and so we recommend you take one of this alongside the course if you cannot evidence it already
- Mature students without formal qualifications may be considered as a result of life and work experience following an entry test
Costs and loans
- You can apply for a student loan for this course
- Students will have access to library facilities and online journals but may wish to purchase books to support their study
- Other costs you may include printing and binding of assessed work, travel costs visiting the university for partnership events
- The course is delivered 1 day per week.
- The days are made up of taught lectures, independent study time and tutorials
- You will be introduced to key topics and concepts during the modules but are required to engage with additional wider reading and research to enhance your chance of success
- Upon successful completion of the foundation degree, students will be awarded the FdA Early Years Education
- Progression onto a relevant ‘top up’ programme such as the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies Top Up and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care Top Up
- Top up programmes may have a grade point average requirement minimum therefore progression is not automatic
- Employment in education sectors