FdA Childhood Studies, Care & Education (UCAS code 51LK)

This course is designed for both students either working in early years or school provision to continue your studies after completing Level 3. It is aimed at those already supporting teaching as Teaching Assistants and Early Years Practitioners within a nursery provision to enhance practice in the workplace. The course is a sector-endorsed and accredited programme for professional development specifically designed to develop personal understanding, knowledge and skills of education in a wider context.


Duration: Two Years (Full Time); Three years (Part-time)


Mode of Study: Full-time & Part-time


Course Fee (2017/18): £6,000 per year (Full-time); £4,000 per year (Part-Time)

Please see http://www.ycuc.ac.uk/FeesFunding.html for further information relating to fees.


Awarding Body: University of Gloucestershire


Example Content: Theories of Learning, Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Child Development 0-8, Observation and Assessment, Early Years Curricula, Personal & Academic Development, Safeguarding Children & Adults, Leadership & Management in Early Years, Working with Parents, The Curriculum in Practice, Supporting SEN


Entry Requirements: You must have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare or a relevant area and at least two years’ experience of working with children in Early Years. You will need a minimum of Maths and English GCSEs at grade A*-C or an appropriate Level 2 Key Skills qualification or equivalent. You may be employed or a volunteer with at least 15 hours work experience per week. A letter of support from your employer will be required plus two references and a current DBS enhanced disclosure. Applicants will be required to attend an interview.


How do I apply: Please apply directly to Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk