Childcare and Teacher Training

Supporting Early Years Foundation Degree

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start September 2020 and runs for two years. You will study one full day per week in College and two days per week on placement.

Entry requirements

  • A Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade C/4, Functional Skills Level 2 or Adult Literacy Level 2.
  • A Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National, NVQ 3 and at least one year’s volunteering/working experience.
  • You will also require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

You will achieve

Supporting Early Years Foundation Degree in Education (FdEd)

Awarding Body

Validated by the Leeds Trinity University

UCAS Course Code


Course overview

This course is suitable for all those who work supporting the development of children aged 0-5 and wish to develop their professional practice. You will develop 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.

Course content

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • Creating an Enabling Environment for Young Children
  • Communication and Language (Families)
  • Working with Families or Working with 21st Century Children
  • Inclusivity and Diversity or Introduction to SEN and Disability
  • Play and Early Learning
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Research-Informed Practice in the Early Years
  • Developing Social and Emotional Resilience
  • Leading and Managing or Developing Literacy

Assessment is through a mixture of reports, essays, presentations etc.

Paper, pens, files and books

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

Graduates can progress to further study on the top-up BA (Hons) Professional Practice. Eligible candidates may apply for teacher training routes.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Supporting Early Years Foundation Degree

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