Foundation degree working with children: education and well-being

Applications are now invited for the Foundation Degree (Working with Children: Education and Well-Being) at the Institute of Education, University of London.

The Foundation Degree (Working with Children: Education and Well-Being) is designed to meet the needs of practitioners working with children and young people up to the age of 19 years. This includes teaching assistants, practitioners working with children in early childhood care and education, and people involved in youth work settings and residential and foster care.

The Foundation Degree is a two-year full-time course, but much of your learning will be centred around your own experiences. You will spend one day a week at the university and study in your own time but continue to be employed.

Your learning will be supported through teaching sessions at the Institute of Education, access to world-class research in the field, group and individual tutorials, work-based study tasks specially designed to make use of your current experience, and a course in study skills and academic writing. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you will have the chance to progress to the third year of a B.Ed. or B.A. programme.

To begin the Foundation Degree, you should normally have an NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent, although we will consider applicants who do not have traditional educational qualifications. You should also have at least two years’ experience of working with children and be currently working with children.

For further information, please e-mail [email protected], or you can telephone 020 7612 6327.