This foundation degree with help you to gain the knowledge and skills to support children and young people to reach their full learning potential. You will develop your knowledge of theory, research and policy in education, and apply your learning to your own professional practice. If you work alongside teachers in a support role, in an educational setting for children or young people, or in an early years setting which delivers the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework, this course will develop your skills and enhance your career prospects. The foundation degree can be used to gain leadership and management roles across a range of early years settings, and can lead to further study at Level 6, including degrees which confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Throughout the course you will learn and be assessed via a number of methods, including:
On completion of the full Level 5 qualification students are eligible to apply to Sheffield Hallam University to join the top-up year - this will enable you to gain your QTS at Level 6.
After completing this foundation degree you can progress to the BA (Hons) Education and Learning Support (top-up), or apply for a two-year top-up course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This programme is delivered at our Hillsborough Campus where you will have access to our Learning Resource Centre and support skills staff. University level students can also make use of our dedicated HE Common Room.
Students will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS in order to undertake their placement.