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This course is suitable for all those who work supporting the development of children aged 0-5 and wish to develop their professional practice.
The course will further your understanding of how best to create and maintain positive conditions that support young children’s learning and development, by critically investigating and evaluating the theories, knowledge, policies and legislation that underpin current good practice. In addition you will develop academic skills that will improve your work performance and your career opportunities.
The course runs on Monday in the first year and Tuesday in second year (1.30pm - 7pm during term-time).
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You will study alongside fellow professionals, benefitting from shared experiences and group learning.
The course helps you to reflect on your practical experience by looking at what you know and do well, and how you can improve your knowledge to be more effective. It is a highly regarded qualification that will improve your work performance and your career opportunities, or it can function as a stepping stone to study at honours degree level.
This foundation degree can be completed in two years, one afternoon per week.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
Year 1 - 15% of scheduled learning and teaching; 180 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 870 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement
Year 2 – 12.5% of scheduled learning and teaching; 150 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 900 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements a key part of all our undergraduate programmes. The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
#expand#Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group workshops and seminars. Students also are able to access tutorial support from a range of expert tutors. All students are expected to develop their professional skills supported by tutors, employers, mentors and peers. Students have the opportunity to underpin their practice with theory and research. We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.
Year 1 - 100% coursework
Year 2 – 93.3% coursework; 6.7% practical exams
Foundation degree courses are £5,000 a year for tuition fees in 2018–19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more
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