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This course is delivered in partnership with the University of Reading and is an ideal opportunity to study for a degree alongside working with children in an Early Years setting or at a school. The course is work-based and the lessons and assessments are designed to benefit your professional development; giving you relevant knowledge and experience to enhance your work with parents, understanding child development and supporting inclusive and diverse practice,
You spend the first two years studying at BCoT one afternoon/evening per week. There is then the opportunity to spend the final year at the University of Reading to ‘top up’ to a full BA (Hons) degree. This course provides the ideal opportunity to work towards a degree alongside relevant employment and is half the cost of a traditional degree programme at university.
The benefits of this course include:
The course is two years and covers different modules:
Year 1 (Level 4)
The course is assessed through assessments, including essays, reports, presentations and an electronic portfolio. There are no exams and as a work based degree you will have a mentor in your work place, who will then assess you through Guided Professional Discussions. You and your mentor will be fully supported by your Link Tutor.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Children's Development and Learning have a priority place when applying for the full BA (Hons) degree in Children's Development and Learning at the University of Reading Once this is completed, students often continue studying to undertake a teaching qualification, including Early Years Teacher and Qualified Teacher Status. The opportunity to spend the final year at the University of Reading to 'top up' to a full BA (Hons) degree.
You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above. You will be contacted for a short interview with the course tutor before you start the course, and possibly invited into the College for a Taster Day.