- September 2024
Mode of Attendance:
- Part Time
Our Foundation Degree programme aims to equip you with the tools to become a successful practitioner by emphasising the importance of critical reflection and work-based experience. Studied part-time over three years, the Foundation Degree aims to give you a firm grounding in children’s and young people’s services. For the duration of the course, students must be working for at least 16 hours per week within the sector. This can be paid or voluntary.
As a University of Derby validated course, you can take advantage of the facilities provided by both Loughborough College and the university.
EARLY YEARS PATHWAY (PART-TIME)
The Early Years Pathway is a three-year course aimed at individuals who have a keen interest in early years education and who have at least one year of experience working with children aged 0-5 years. This course is ideal for practitioners wanting to study a Higher Education course whilst actively working in the industry.
TEACHING ASSISTANT PATHWAY (PART-TIME)
This course is designed for experienced teaching assistants who want to develop their professional knowledge and understanding through a combination of theoretical and practical study. Whichever pathway you choose, this programme will develop you as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner. Your academic study will be reflected in your practical work, and your working environment will be used for projects, activities and research. With an emphasis on employability and transferable skills, everything that you learn in college will be relevant to your everyday practice, and you will need to identify a workbased critical friend who can support and advise you.
A relevant Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification.
Graduates of this course with a pass/40% are automatically considered for progression onto our final-year BA (Hons) Education Studies degree. Other students have completed degrees at university or furthered their careers in the early years and primary sectors.
The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.
You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the Care department are listed below:
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.
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