Designed for those already in practice and seeking to further their career in the field of childcare and education, you will be offered the opportunity to develop your practice with the under sevens, alongside developing your own knowledge, skills and understanding through academic study.
The Young Children’s Learning & Development FD is ideal for those already in practice and seeking to further a career in the field of childcare and education. If you are a practitioner qualified at Level 3 with post qualifying experience of working with children this course can offer you the opportunity to develop your practice with young children alongside academic studies. You will be encouraged to consider your qualities, interpersonal skills and areas for personal development which has helped many of our students gain workplace promotions.
The course has two themes: the development, care and education of children from 0-7 and the personal and professional development of practitioners, the key aspects being the understanding of child development and children’s learning. The course integrates academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and programme providers enabling you to develop the skills and knowledge relevant to your employment in early years.
You will gain a valuable network of contacts through College study and you can join The Early Years Forum which has been developed to provide a regional focus for sharing good practice and interpretation of policy changes in a sector that is subject to continual government initiatives.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations and tutorials, which will be supported through group discussion, presentations, individual and group tasks and independent reading and writing. You will undertake work-based and independent directed study requiring reflection on workplace practice.
Alongside the contact hours, you will be expected to undertake independent study such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research and preparing for assessments, presentations or an examination. Your independent study is supported by the excellent LRC at the Aireville Campus in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre.
Award: FD Professional Qualification 2 Years Full Time Taught in English