I'd like to do a degree in early years but I'm confused about what to go for. Ideally I'd like to be qualified for 0 - 5, poss. 0 - 7 year.
I've seen a few foundation degrees (been looking mostly at uni's in Leeds) and they have a BA (Hons) in Early Years but it's for 3 - 7 and you end up with QTS (which I assume would be for pre-school reception and ks1?)
I'm not too bothered about QTS though, I mean it would be lovely but I'd rather have an Early Years degree (that covers 0 - 3) and then top up with a PGCE
I know a friend who spent one year doing the one at Leeds met, she found it very unsatisfying (said it was too easy) and left after a year. Not very positive I know, but thats what I heard about that degree!
On my PGCE (Institute of Education, London) you can either do foundation stage, which means nursery, reception and year 1, or key stages 1 & 2. Not exactly what you were looking for, but should give you some idea.
Lunavix, I have just completed a foundation degree and am transeferring on to the 3rd year of a B ed in child education at UCLAN (Preston.
This in itself will open lots of doors, and seems flexible so that if i want i can complete over two-three years if i find it difficult!
Hopefully, once this is complete i can then do a PGCE if i want!
Try the uclan website as some courses are run by partnership colleges and there may be one in your area.!