Exeter College

FdA Early Childhood Studies

Recognised as one of the leading further education college in the country, we offer small class sizes and one-to-one support. We offer courses delivered by friendly staff with industry experience. We offer modern, specialist, acclaimed learning resource centres. The result of studying with us? You earn a nationally and internationally recognised qualification awarded by Plymouth University. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • EXCE235 Research Project

      This module allows students to make an in-depth study of an area of the early years provision that is not directly supported by the modules they are taking. This module will reflect an area of individual interest and will be supported by in-depth research. It will enable students to describe and illustrate social questions, issues and problems

    • EXCE236 Safeguarding in Early Childhood

      This module focuses on developing a critical approach to safeguarding and child protection within early year¿s settings, whilst describing and illustrating social questions, issues and problems. Enabling learners to recognise types and symptoms of abuse, whilst understanding key historical cases and resulting changes to legislation, guidance, and how this impacts on practice

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • FDEY204 Children with Specific Individual Needs

      This module will examine a range of children with additional needs and how they may be met in an inclusive early years setting.

    • FDEY205 The Healthy Child

      This module emphasises the links between physical health and a healthy lifestyle. This module will introduce some of the influences on the ability to make healthy choices such as the media, social context, economic, cultural and family issues. Students will be encouraged to analyse the nature of boundaries and rules that ensure a child?s safety whilst allowing him/her to develop a self awareness of danger.

    • FDEY208 Safeguarding Children Within Early Years Environments

      This module focuses on developing a critical approach to safeguarding within early years settings. It enables learners to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse while informing on methods to identify appropriate legislative procedures and strategies which underpin the multi disciplinary approach to safeguarding.

    • FDEY210 ICT and Computing with Young Children

      Thid module examines a range of strategies employed to promote the use of relevant ICT with young children. It's main aim is to extend ICT knowledge in order to promote the use of ICT in a variety of curriculum areas

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Exeter College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Petroc to apply for this course:

Old Sticklepath Hill
EX31 2BQ

Tel: +441271345291
Email: postbox@petroc.ac.uk

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Exeter College

We’re proud of our awards – and you can be proud of your education with us. In 2012 we were recognised as the leading further education college in the country after winning two Times Educational Supplement FE Awards.

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