FdA Childhood Studies

Further Details
Course Code
LP01116
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, 2 years, full time Foundation Degree (FdA) with the option of an additional 1 year top up to a BA from an applicable FdA in Childhood Studies, which will require a transcript of modules undertaken from the relevant university. 1 day delivery of taught hours per week 9am – 8pmDay per TBCStudents on this course will be required to undertake periods of self study and work placement additional to taught hours.
Department
Childcare, Healthcare & Social Care, Teaching, Assessing & Education
Start Date
20 Sep 2022
End Date
02 May 2024

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Course Overview
This programme will be delivered through a combination of online and face to face sessions to suit your individual needs, subject to us being able to work within the Welsh Government guidance and legislation to ensure the safety of you and our staff. We will also continue to support those with additional learning needs remotely. Please note that where work placements are not able to be fulfilled for safety reasons we will adapt modules to include work related projects in a way that will still develop your work based skills.

The Childhood Studies programmes will draw you to the disciplines of psychology, sociology and education.

In years 1 and 2 there is a requirement to undertake a placement in a childcare or education setting, which provides practical experiences of learning and care environments in addition to observing and interacting with children. This practical placement is an important element within the course, illustrating many of the aspects covered in the modules, including supporting additional learning needs/special educational needs and difficulties, planning and implementing learning activities through curriculum frameworks and effective strategies to enhance childhood experiences.

Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 will enable students to achieve a Foundation Degree. Completion of the Foundation Degree will allow progression onto the BA Childhood Studies in Year 3.

Modules Year 1

Policies and Issues in Education (20 credits)
Children's Development and Learning (20 credits)
Key Skills for University (20 credits)
Play: Theory and Practice (20 credits)
Language Development (20 credits)
Partnerships: Principles and Practice (20 credits)

Modules Year 2

Psychology of Thinking and Learning (20 credits)
Working with Children (20 credits)
Safeguarding and Professional Practice (20 credits)
Literacy in Young Children (20 credits)
Making Sense of the Curriculum (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
The course material will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive tutorials, visiting speakers and workshops. Audio recordings of lectures are made so that you can listen again in your own time. Visiting speakers add to the variety of session presentations. Modules are assessed through a range of approaches which may include examinations, essays, projects, bibliographic exercises, evaluation of resources, posters and presentations. Examinations do not account for more than 50% of the marks in any modules. In the third year, your dissertation will allow you to conduct your own research project into a topic of your own choice, under the guidance of a member of staff. It will require library-based study, a critical interpretation of sources, and a small-scale empirical investigation. Written assignments are marked electronically and you will be given feedback and pointers for improvement for every assignment and examination.

Placement is a required element in Years 1 and 2 as your practice will be linked to module content and assessment. Covid regulations are in place in the case that Covid-19 disrupts placements.
• 3 A Levels grade C or equivalent
• 96 UCAS points (2017 UCAS Tariff)

Applicants who come from significant vocational experience but without the UCAS point requirement will be considered on a case by case basis.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Police check is required.
In recent years, students studying the Childhood Studies FdA at Coleg Cambria have confidently moved into careers within the field of education, social care, nursing, speech therapy, social work, child welfare, play therapy, the leisure industry, child law and childhood research.
Students have also upon successful completion of the Fda progressed to the BA top up year.
£9000 per year

Travel costs to and from a work placement are to be covered by the student.

Some courses may require equipment and / or uniforms to be purchased. Please see the attached equipment list for further information.

For September 2022 starts we are offering a £1,000 bursary* for all current Coleg Cambria students who study this degree course. * Bursaries will be awarded in two instalments, to students who have paid their fees and will be subject to conditions.
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