Opportunities for Early Years Practitioners

16 June 2017 | Access to HE & GCSEs

Individuals working in a nursery or primary school setting are being invited to enhance their career prospects by taking part in the Foundation Degree in Early Years programme at City College. An information event on Tuesday 20 June, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm at Kings Road, will be held to provide key information about the course, including how it complements the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) requirements and offers local companies a valuable opportunity to up-skill their team.

Lisa Weeks worked in early years care for over ten years before joining the College to help progress her career.

“There have been so many changes that have taken place in recent years in early years care and education, and on the legislation side of the job too. So for me, doing the Foundation Degree was about updating my knowledge and gaining more confidence, in both myself and my practice.

“The modules are all interlinked and you’re given a free reign to explore lots of other related things. It’s really opened my eyes and has given me the confidence to share the latest ideas with my colleagues and recommend changes in how we do things; so I’ve really benefitted from it.

“Working and studying at the same time could be difficult, but the College were really supportive. Being on the course helps you focus, as it is not always easy to study and keep up-to-date in your own time if you’re working and raising a family.

“This was my first taste of university-level studying and I would have never thought that I could have done that when I was younger. Now my children are saying that I’ve given them so much inspiration – if mum can do it, then why not us?!”

The College offers a diverse range of professional, vocational and technical university-level courses, produced in conjunction with local employers to up-skill or retrain potential employees. To register your interest or to find out more about the Foundation Degree in Early Years, visit cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300.

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