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FdA Early Years, Playwork and Education - Part-Time

This exciting and fulfilling course is focused on extending your knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary issues in the childhood studies sector. The course blends theory with practice as there is the expectation that you will complete a placement, or be employed, in an early years setting or school for the duration of your studies. The multi-disciplinary programme prepares students for careers in early years and care or primary education as a teaching assistant or class teacher, family support, health and social services.

  • Course Description

    The course is taught by a highly experienced professional team with expertise in the fields of education and the early years sector. You will have the opportunity to explore theoretical perspectives and work based practice through lectures, workshops, presentations, work based projects, presentations and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on the development of ICT, communication and presentation skills. With the foundation degree in Early Years, Playwork and Education you may be able to progress on to our top-up qualification, which will provide you with the opportunity to gain a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies.

    If further study is not for you, you may be able to gain senior practitioner status in an early years setting, move into management in a setting or work as a higher level teaching assistant.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • 64 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification
  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

    • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (King's Lynn)
    • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Part-time (King's Lynn)
  • Course Fees

    Fee information

    Information about course fees and student finance can be found below.

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    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    FdA in Early Years, Playwork and Education.

    How is my course assessed?

    Modular and work based assessments.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 3 years

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