This module will provide a structured and supported process which will enable you to develop reflective skills based upon your own learning and achievement, and to plan realistically for your own personal education and career development and to support you in developing personal skills and increased self-awareness.
Academic Study Skills
This module will develop you to develop academic skills which will enable you to meet the requirements of study at HE in a variety of contexts and to develop the specialist study skills relevant to your course of study and professional aspirations. You will be required to carry out a diagnostic assessment at the start of the module and then work independently through a series of e-learning packages.
Child Development: Early Years
This module will examine children’s development and learning, providing a solid understanding of the theory and developmental milestones from birth to eight years.
Child Development 8+
This module explores children and young people’s development between eight to eighteen years; examining a range of issues which may influence children’s learning and development from a biological, environmental and cultural perspective.
Equality and Diversity in Practice
This module will examine individual prejudices and biases and explore the judgements we as humans make about one another and about groups within society. The underpinning theories relating to discriminatory behaviours will be studied as will the practices applied within work settings to ensure that all children and young people have access to the same opportunities and are fully included.
The Curriculum Early Years
You will develop knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum covering specific age ranges from birth to seven years. You will apply practical skills essential to work based practice and have the opportunity to observe children using a range of methods and to plan for their future development based upon these child observation records.
Work Related Learning
This module will provide an opportunity for you to understand and reflect on practices and issues within your vocational area, identifying the knowledge and skills required to carry out work related projects and recognise areas of strength and weakness that will enable them to prepare an action plan for further development to support their career aspirations.
The aim of this module is to provide a structured and supported process for you to review your employability and transferable skills and further options to study against the professional requirements for your chosen sector or industry. The focus of the module is ‘progression’ enabling you to research and plan your future course of study and / or career options.
Work Based Learning
The aim of this module is to develop the skills, knowledge and professionalism needed through your vocational experience. An appropriate sector related project will be identified in discussion with the placement Mentor and you will be expected to propose, plan, organise and follow the project through to completion by applying strategies learnt in class and within the work setting. The focus will be on vocationally related practice and the module will help to develop research and organisational skills.
This module aims to examine and explore safeguarding legislation and procedures and their impact on children and families with reference to relevant literature, research and legislation. There will be an opportunity to share and enhance knowledge of safeguarding measures and evaluate current provision for children who are at risk from harm.
Working with Parents and Families
In this module you will consider the importance of engaging and working with children, young people and their families. The module will explore the diverse nature of parenting and the impact upon children, young people and work based practice. The ever changing demographic trends and their effects upon work based practice will be discussed in the light of innovative strategies used to engage and maintain working partnerships with parents.
This module covers the different conditions and experiences that place children’s learning and development at risk. You will explore a range of topics pertaining to atypical development, reflecting on the impact of variables, such as biological influences, the environment, family and culture.
The Curriculum 7 years +
In this module you will develop knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum covering specific age ranges from 7 years to 18 years. The philosophical and historical influences upon the involvement of the National Curriculum will be explored. You will be required to undertake a comparative study looking at the National Curriculum in England with a chosen curriculum elsewhere. The ethos and impact of our current curriculum will be examined critically and compared with alternative curriculum.
Recognition of Prior Learning
This module aims to introduce you to the key concepts and models to enable you to evaluate and interpret the learning, knowledge and skills gained from prior experiences roles and qualifications and may be used to support a successful RPL claim.