All modules are compulsory:
- Bio-psycho-social development in children and young people
- Safeguarding children and young people
- Reflective and professional practice 1
- Engaging with learning
- Learning and teaching
- Policy and practice
- Global childhoods
- Creative pedagogies
- Reflective and professional practice 2
- Diversity in learning
- Research in practice
- Reflective and professional practice 3
A number of foundation degree graduates have continued their studies at the University of St Mark and St John, taking a 'top up' Honours degree with some gaining First Class Honours, or embarking on a Masters of Education programme with us. Many students use their Honours degree to move into Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT). We offer a funded programme of EYITT combined with a Postgraduate Diploma which provides credits towards a Masters degree.
Above all, our Foundation Degree students are proud to be able have a greater positive impact on the lives of children and families, and to be able to make significant contributions to improving practice in their work settings.
Because of the diverse nature of early years education, we’ve put together a multidisciplinary team to lead the FdA course. Whatever your focus, you’ll have direct access to professional practitioners who possess years of real-world experience and specialist research. The course is led by Chris Simpson, a senior lecturer, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy