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Foundation degree – University of Reading

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Foundation degree

This work-based programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to progress in your career - without having to give up work in order to study.

If you already work within a related early years (birth-5 years) or educational (4-11 years) setting for at least 2.5 days a week and wish to develop professionally, this is the perfect course for you.

This programme is run in collaboration with local colleges, and you will study whilst remaining in employment. College attendance is required for one afternoon and evening per week.

Whilst studying for the Foundation Degree you will cover subject areas such as theories of development and learning, the child in society, effective communication, learning spaces, and professionalism in the children's workforce. You will also develop a number of transferable skills, including communication, information handling and team working.

Already completed the Foundation Degree?

Once you have successfully completed the Foundation Degree you will be able to access further qualifications such as the BA (Hons) in Children's Development and Learning, EYTS (Early Years Teacher Status ) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Please note: there is a GCSE requirement above the minimum level for entry to the Foundation Degree for both EYTS and QTS.

Fees and Funding

The University is proud to support this programme, enabling access from a wide and diverse body of students.

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