Open Evening for Early Years Course

15th April 2008 9:16am - Return to press releases

An open evening for people who want to develop their career in childcare will be held at East Riding College, Beverley, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday, May 12.

The event will be an opportunity for people already working in childcare to find out more about the foundation degree in Early Childhood Policy and Practice which the college runs.

The open evening will be held at the College?s Gallows Lane site in Beverley, which is where the course is held.

Course tutor Gerry Hotham said: ?The aim of this part-time course is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meet the increasing demand on people working with children aged up to six years old.

?The programme is designed to support childcare practitioners who want to progress their development and pursue some of the opportunities available.?

Course modules include child development and early learning; observing and assessing young children; special educational needs or managing an early childhood setting/inclusive practice; aspects of professional practice; enhancing quality of practice - approaches to partnership; foundation stages ? principles and practice and the use of ICT to support teaching and learning.

It comprises the first two levels of an honours degree with opportunities to complete the third level through the University of Hull.

This is a three-year evening course for six hours a week with the occasional Saturday morning. 

A range of assessment techniques will be used such as essays and reports, presentations, examinations, learning logs and professional development portfolios.

Anyone who wants to take the course must have a level three early years qualification or substantial experience in early years. Candidates must also be currently working in an early years setting.

For more information, call Gerry Hotham on 01482 306655.