• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

FdA Children’s Learning and Development aims to provide a balance of intellectual and practical skills.  You will actively engage in research and enquiry, gaining a critical understanding of the processes within the development of services, enabling them to gain insight and understanding relating to how babies, toddlers and young children develop and how this can be supported.  A central aspect of the programme is that you will gain the opportunity to examine various ways in which children and childhood may be understood and conceptualised through your understanding of the philosophies, beliefs and attitudes that champion children’s rights. You will also consider the challenges and intricacies of multi-agency and multi-professional practices and reflect on this within your own professional context.

The high-quality learning experiences within the Foundation Degree for Children’s Learning and Development will ensure that you obtain a range of transferable skills needed for your successful career advancement.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
2 years
Awarding Body
Hull University
UCAS Code
C2D1DL
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
£7000 per year
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Units and Structure

Level 4

Child Development

Celebrating Difference

Play

Observation and Assessment

Planning an Effective Learning Environment

Reflective Practice

 

Level 5

Maths in Early Years Education

Safeguarding Children

Critical Creative Thinkers

Children, Family and Communities

Research Methods

Leading and Supporting

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

A Level 3 qualification in a work-related area;

At least 2 years’ experience of working within the Children’s Workforce, for example, in a registered early years setting or in a school as a Teaching Assistant.

For distance learning English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

In line with the widening participation and lifelong learning strategy, we also welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Debrah Turner

debrah.turner@don.ac.uk

Joanne Taylor
01302 5533621
joanne.taylor@don.ac.uk

Kat Downing
01302 553626
kat.downing@don.ac.uk

Deborah Ellis
01302 553868
deborah.ellis@don.ac.uk

Sally Moore

sally.moore@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

A Level 3 qualification in a work-related area;

At least 2 years’ experience of working within the Children’s Workforce, for example, in a registered early years setting or in a school as a Teaching Assistant.

For distance learning English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

In line with the widening participation and lifelong learning strategy, we also welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: C2D1DL

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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