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FdA Early Childhood
Practice (Early Years Practitioner)

Early Childhood<br/> Practice (Early Years Practitioner)


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Gain a Level 5 qualification alongside your degree


in the Teaching Excellence Framework 

UCAS code: G3B3

Year of entry: 2021

UCAS Tariff: 48

Duration: 2YRS (FT) 3yrs (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

This foundation degree considers the child and childhood through the areas of sociology, education and psychology. At the same time it draws upon the National Occupational Standards for Early Childhood to ensure the content is vocationally relevant.

This course:

  • is only available to students working in Wales
  • combines an academic qualification with a level 5 vocational qualification, meaning students no longer need to study an academic and vocational qualification separately - saving time and cost
  • gives a qualification that sits on the ‘Required Qualification List’ used by employers to identify employees with relevant qualifications to work in more senior roles 
  • is delivered online so can be studied in the comfort of your own home around work and life
  • combines academic study with work-based learning
  • develops higher-level learning within both the institution and the workplace
  • is offered on a full-time or part-time basis
  • is designed to enable students to study alongside their working hours, allowing a student studying full-time to meet their work commitments


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