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

Course Overview

The course provides the opportunity to develop your existing skills and knowledge with a particular emphasis on being a reflective practitioner. Much of your work is based on your role within the sector and attendance at college is therefore only one day per week. Study will include face-to face classes along with more flexible forms of study such as on-line learning and discussion forums.

The course covers a wide range of topics which are relevant to working in the sector and will provide you with opportunities to reflect on and develop your practice. This course acknowledges previous study and experience and builds on this helping you to further develop existing skills and knowledge along with the ability to be a reflective practitioner. It will help you to develop further confidence in your work role.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
3 years part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Department
Department of Early Years
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE LEVEL 4

  • Child Development and Early Learning
  • Academic, Personal and Professional Development
  • Play and the Curriculum
  • Policy, politics and Legislation

YEAR TWO LEVEL 4

  • Multiple Perspectives on Early Learning
  • Work Based Learning (Observing and Assessing Young Children)

YEAR TWO LEVEL 5

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Leading and Supporting in Early Years Settings

YEAR THREE LEVEL 5

  • Work Based Learning (Effective Pedagogy for Young Children)
  • Continuing Academic, Personal and Professional Development
  • Approaches to Partnership
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Level 3 qualification, either NVQ or CACHE Diploma, supported with a minimum of 2 years current work experience in the sector.

We 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

Janine Ryan

Janine Ryan

My background is firmly grounded in early years. I have worked as a setting manger in the Private Voluntary and Independent sector and supported settings to achieve best practice and develop quality provision. I have worked in Yorkshire for the past 15 years as a lecturer, I have a Masters in Early Years.

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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.

More about this course...

EARLY YEARS INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING (EYITT)

If you decide to top up your foundation to a full degree you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. There are two options to either study the programme on site at High Melton or via distance learning. After you graduate you can undertake training to become an Early Years Teacher.

Best Practice deliver the programme, please visit their website for further information.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS REVISION PROGRAMMES

Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in maths, English and science or who need to refresh their current knowledge in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher Training programmes.

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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.

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he@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Level 3 qualification, either NVQ or CACHE Diploma, supported with a minimum of 2 years current work experience in the sector.

We 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:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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