Do you want to work with young children? Or maybe you already are? This exciting foundation degree can help you start or advance a rewarding career in early years education.
This course at University Centre West Anglia offers a higher-level qualification for anyone working as a teaching assistant, early years nursery worker or playworker. It’s also ideal if you want to study before starting your career.
You’ll learn about the education sector as well as child development, play, safeguarding and equality. There’s a strong focus on issues that are currently affecting early years and education services – as well as on your ability to carry out research.
With the support of a mentor, you’ll do work placements and record your progress in a professional development portfolio. You’ll develop a wide range of practical and analytical skills which are valued by employers, including the ability to think critically about your work and the setting you’re in.
Our friendly tutors all have experience of working in the education sector. They’re keen to see you succeed, and will give you regular, helpful support and feedback. Classes are generally small. You’ll study individually and in small groups to develop your flexibility, independence and teamwork.
When you graduate, you’ll have a foundation degree. You may choose to apply for a top-up course to get a full honours degree.
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This foundation degree will open up a number of career options. You’ll be able to apply for roles in nursery work, school support and playwork. It will also be an advantage if you want to do further study, such as topping up to a full honours degree.
Our partnership with University Centre West Anglia lets you study for an ARU degree in the heart of historic King's Lynn.