Delivered at Wiltshire College & University Centre's Trowbridge campus, this part time Foundation Degree is designed for progressing level 3 NVQ or BTEC qualification, A Level students, Advanced Modern Apprentices or current practitioners who are working in a variety of Early Years settings with families or playgroups and in schools, nurseries and children's centres.
The course provides opportunities to:
- Develop your knowledge and practice
- Enhance your career prospects
- Gain access to further learning
- Study while you work
Employers have been directly involved in the design of the course which will build upon the practical work you will undertake or are already undertaking in the workplace / placement to provide clear links between practice and theory.
Wiltshire College offers a route into Higher Education for practising Early Years practitioners. Over a three year duration, a substantial amount of your learning will take place in your workplace through the planned and supported tasks and projects we will set you. This course is also available as a full time study option over two years.
You will undertake study in areas such as child development, communication and language, reflective practice, leadershp and management issues in early years.
You will take a series of modules during regular classes at the college. In this way, you gain access to the theory and debate while remaining rooted in your everyday work with young children.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree are able to progress onto a top up year in BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies which is planned for delivery at the college from September 2020.