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Childcare & Special Needs

EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES Level 5 Foundation Degree


Queen's University Belfast Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies FT-N



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Level
Level 5
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Higher Education
Location
Newry Campus

OVERVIEW

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE MADE THROUGH UCAS

This course, awarded by Queen's University Belfast in association with Stranmillis University College, has been designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and understanding of working with 0-8 year olds. 

This course focuses on the key theories, concepts and practical skills required to work with this age group in the primary school or other specialist early year’s settings.

Both full-time and part-time provision runs for 32 weeks per year. Full-time: 12 hours per week in College plus 10 hours work placement per week.

The team delivering this course comprises of a wide range of professionals including primary school teachers, social workers and early years practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their fields.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have obtained one of the following approved level 3 qualifications;

  • Grade C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent approved qualifications (Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable in lieu of a grade C in GCSE English Language, however Level 2 Application of Number cannot be substituted for GCSE Mathematics)  
  • A-Level - Grades CC
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (Grades MMM)
  • CACHE Extended Diploma (Overall grade C – Children’s Care, Learning and Development)
  • CITY & GUILDS - Level 3 Qualification (Grades CCLD)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Grades H5H5H5H5 to include English and Mathematics).

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require further information on entry requirements or the admissions process for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Please note: Grades may be enhanced by Queen’s University, Belfast. You should note that as the course engages you in ‘regulated activity’ involving children, there is a compulsory, legal requirement to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from ACCESS NI. Disclosures may be accessed at http://www.accessni.gov.uk. 

MODULES

Modules covered:

  • Child Development.
  • Learning Through Play.
  • Professional Practice 1.
  • Historical Overview of the Development of Early Years Provision.
  • The Acquisition of Language and Communication Skills.
  • Quality Provision in Early Years.
  • Safeguarding Children.
  • Developing Skills and Strategies for Managing Children’s Behaviour.
  • Professional Practice 2.
  • Anti Discriminatory Practice and Inclusion in the Early Years Environment.
  • Working with Children with Additional Needs.
  • Working with Babies 0-3 years.
  • Science and Technology in the Early Years.

DURATION

2 Years

ASSESSMENT

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework, possible exams and portfolio work. There is a strong emphasis on the links between coursework and work placement in this programme. 

A number of quality assurance processes are used to monitor the reliability of grading. This includes marking by the tutor delivering the module, internal cross-marking by another tutor in the College, cross-college moderation by other regional colleges delivering this qualification, and moderation by an external examiner.

ACCREDITED BY

This course is accredited by Queen's University Belfast.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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OTHER FEES

Please note: course fees are set by Stranmillis University College. For more information please visit https://www.stran.ac.uk/ 

PROGRESSION

On successful completion of this course you may progress to Stranmillis University College and enter year 2 of the BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies (full-time or part-time) or into year 2 of a similar course.

SRC students will have the opportunity to progress to year 2 of the part-time BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Southern Regional College.

HOW TO APPLY

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CONTACT

Barbara Rooney

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028 3025 9685


IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT

In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


FEES POLICY

Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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  • Course Code
    P0056NF
  • Start Date
    13/09/2022
  • Day and Time
    Subject to Timetable
  • Weeks
    32
  • Fees (Each Year)
    £2500 (Course)
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