This course is designed for people who are currently working with young children in an early years setting. You could be working in either maintained or non-maintained settings, in a range of roles such as Senior Nursery Nurse, Nursery Supervisor/Manager, Pre-School, Play Group Leader, Home-based Practitioners, Teaching Assistants and Early Years Advisors.
Further details of the course can be found on the Kingston University website. Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 5|
|Awarded by:||Kingston University|
2 years (5 hours per week, plus a minimum of 16 hours a week at a relevant Early Years setting).
(As this is a work-based learning qualification, it is classified as a full-time course, but runs only one day per week over two years)
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 3pm.
Tuesdays, September 2021
|UCAS Course Code||X110|
|UCAS Abbreviated Title||FdA/EYSP|
|UCAS Institutional Code||K84, Campus Code O|
The Early Years Foundation Degree at Nescot is a two-year course which is counted as a full-time programme as it combines work-based learning with part-time academic study, allowing you to earn as you learn. Attendance at college is one day per week, 3.30pm to 8.00pm.
The Foundation Degree is a Level 4 (year one) and a Level 5 (year 2) qualification.
The two-year programme provides a basis for a third year "top up" at Kingston University for BA (Hons). You will also have the possibility to progress towards Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and MA studies.
You will need to apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), online at www.ucas.com. You must make your application as early as possible to ensure you maximise your chance of receiving an offer from the college of your choice. Please enter the following details clearly on your form:
FDA Early Years
• UCAS code: X110
• Institution code: K84
• Campus code for Nescot: O (letter 'O' not a number)
Short form course Fda/EYPS
UCAS will send your completed form to Kingston University who will then forward it to Nescot. It is advisable to keep a photocopy of your completed form. Interviews are an important part of the selection process. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to complete a short written exercise on the day. The interview will take place at the college of your choice.
You will need to attend taught sessions and complete directed tasks as specified in the programme. Teaching and learning will consist of workshops, lectures, seminars, discussion groups, on-line distance learning, as well as self-assessment and independent study. This will be both college and work-based.
There are a variety of assessment strategies to provide maximum opportunity for success. These will be both practical to demonstrate competence in the early years setting and academically rigorous to satisfy the University's assessment regulations.
The course is assessed through a variety of coursework and one timed written paper. The Foundation Degree team is committed to offering you various types of support to help you achieve your goal.
This will be provided in the form of:
• Tutoring in the college and mentoring in the work environment
• Access to ICT facilities
• An LRC with up to date information and research on the early years
• A team of staff with vocationally relevant experience
• Access to Kingston University's LRC and resources
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Who will teach me?
Julie McLarnon – experienced lecturer with a social work background, she was previously a senior practitioner at the Children’s Society and has advised government on social policy.
Norma Jun-Tai is an experienced lecturer with a background in therapeutic play interventions for sick children. Norma is also an advisor to the Hospital Play Staff Education Trust and National Association for Health Play Specialists
Please note course fees for this course are paid to Kingston University - click here to find out more.
Other entry routes:
The two-year programme provides a basis for a third year "top up" for BA (Hons) in Education Studies at Nescot. You will also have the possibility to progress towards Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and MA studies.
Student information and Consumer Protection Policy (HE Students)
This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2020. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.
Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.
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Last updated - 01/06/20