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  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Part-Time Evening Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

If you already work in childcare and education and would like to enhance your skills and career prospects, this course is for you. If you already work in childcare and education and would like to enhance your skills and career prospects, this course is for you. You can study alongside working and could apply the skills and knowledge you will develop to your job role. This valuable qualification will enhance your career prospects and new opportunities in the education and care of young people.

The FdA Education and Care combines academic learning with practical skills and hands-on projects in your workplace. It provides a professional development opportunity for you if you are working with young people in nurseries, primary schools, youth centres or similar settings.

You should be employed, or volunteer, in an appropriate setting where you work with children or young people. you should have a relevant Level 3 qualification and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications).

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 5550.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationery.

You will study on 6 modules each academic year. There is a formal assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include formal written tasks, collaborative group presentations, independent learning, poster presentation, extensive research and enquiry, debated issue and the pursuance and completion of a research project.

Year 1 - Study and Self, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Context of Childhood, Human Development, Transitions and Change, Thinking Skills, Creativity and Problem Solving and Understanding the Curriculum.

Year 2 - Social Policy and Children's Well-Being, Professional Practice in Safeguarding of Children and Young People, Working Relationships, Learning Technologie, Project Design and Development and Project.

University of Sunderland

Our HE Academic Support Tutor can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

What’s next?

You could progress to a top-up degree in a related subject area, to achieve a full honours degree.

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93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

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*Ofsted June 2016

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