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OK - OU here I come....so what do I study first?

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KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 20:21:26

I'm doing a level 1 cert atm
I just finished a level 3 cert & my MVQ3 in EY Childcare & Education

I can work about 20 to 25 hours a week

So how many points should I aim to do?

I am looking at this and or here

Is that too much to start off with?

I also want to do some business stuff - any suggestions?

wheresthehamster Wed 13-Aug-08 20:25:31

I'm just about to start E123. As it's only 30 points they reckon it should only take 7 - 8 hours a week. The parcel from the OU has arrived with books and DVD I presume but I'm too scared to open it! What if I fail at the first hurdle? blush Not used to studying

KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 20:29:53

So I could do both - shall we study together? (if I do that one)

wheresthehamster Wed 13-Aug-08 20:32:14

Yes please!!

You can tell me what E124 is like as well as I'm doing that next year as part of the Early Year's degree.

KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 20:35:23

I'm wondering about doing a childcare one & a business one (maybe)

Childcare 'cos I need it & business 'cos it's fun?

Mind you, most of E123 will be covered by my NVQ work - I may need to target it & pad it out a bit

KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 20:57:14

Do you have to do lots of level 1?

I like the look of the level 2 courses

wheresthehamster Wed 13-Aug-08 21:09:29

3 at level 1. The other one is E115 - professional development.
2 at level 2 including E215 - extending professional development. The other choices are ED209, U212 or K204
And then KE312 - working together for children at level 3

If I get that far!

KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 21:12:23

I bet the phone lines are closed now

I'm not sure what to do

KatyMac Wed 13-Aug-08 21:14:16

I thought this one would be good

& this one

But that's too many

KatyMac Thu 14-Aug-08 07:45:05

I've woken up feeling much more committed
I have put my Tescos vouchers to one side & I am ringing about getting my previous year at uni credited

I don't know how many points they will credit me & it's a bit annoying to have decided this so late in the holidays as it will take 8 weeks to see if it'd relevant and can be counted.

I passed 7 units (both coursework & exam) in the first year, & in the second I passed 7 coursework but only 2 exams.

I'm hoping for at least 30 point out of that - does anyone know?

KatyMac Thu 14-Aug-08 16:56:30

I have sent off for my credit transfer - so fingers crossed

Dannat Thu 14-Aug-08 18:02:30

Good luck with the credits thing KatyMac.

Just so you know, I did all of that childcare stuff on my FD...grin.

Let us know what happens though.

KatyMac Thu 14-Aug-08 20:58:15

Thanks

I am still deciding what to do

It's going to be hard to decide

KatyMac Fri 15-Aug-08 10:49:53

OK I am confused now

There are about 24 course I could do

Hmm how to choose

Dannat Fri 15-Aug-08 12:12:01

Which ones interest you the most? Are they business courses or childcare or a mixture of both? I would be looking at the future requirements ie graduates in settings etc and perhaps choosing courses to fit in with that?

KatyMac Fri 15-Aug-08 12:26:59

I guess

EYPS can be done after any degree - so that isn't an issue (at least I don't think it is)

Plus there is the requirement for nursery settings to have degree qualified staff by 2012 (or is it 215?)

There is just so much I want to do

KatyMac Fri 15-Aug-08 12:43:56

With my initial choice I have 465 points at level 2 & 440 at level 3 blush

I need to do some cutting down

KatyMac Fri 15-Aug-08 13:00:53

Sorry I can't do them all as links - oh maybe I can - not sure if the labels are right

Business functions in context
Business organisations & thier environments
Child development
Childhood
Employment law & practice
Extending Personal Professional Development
Family Meanings
Inclusive Education:learning form each other
Making it happen!Leadership, influence & changechange
Way fo knowing:language, mathematics & science in the early years

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