by: katrinalina - 05-09-12 19:40
I just looking to find out any information about degrees in early years. I have just finished my level 3 and want to get into something else! Been looking at my options and just wondered what other people are doing?
RE: Degrees - 05-09-12 20:50
i woud suggest you take a year to embed your level 3 learning unless you want to go off to uni. the experience post 3 is the most imp in terms of future jobs. EY degrees are fascinating but theyre a degree and take masses of work commitment and time. they result in little financial or status reward theyre just about your development
RE: Degrees - 06-09-12 19:07
I did my Foundation Degree straight after my level 3 then topped it up to a BA degree. I did both part time whilst working and would highly recommend doing it this way as you'll gaining experience as well as knowledge
RE: Degrees - 15-09-12 11:40
I am about to commence the 2nd year of my Foundation Degree in Early Years and I then hope to go on to top it up to a BA (Hons)
As Sarah Day above, I am studying part time whilst working and gaining valuable experience, with my colleagues on hand to offer advice and support.
I would also highly recommend doing it this way.
RE: Degrees - 26-09-12 09:48
You will gain a real depth of knowledge and understanding and gain confidence by doing your Foundation degree but it does take a lot of time and commitment...and it is a pathway to gaining BA / BA Hons and EYPS. I really enjoyed mine although it was very tough at times. The younger girls on my course with less experience found it harder than those of us with rather more 'miles on the clock' so taking a couple of years to get as much experience as possible, in a variety of settings, would be hugely beneficial.
RE: Degrees - 03-10-12 14:42
by: Scouse Kaz
I did a 2 year foundation degree in early years practice whilst working full time and I loved it. I have just started my final year for my BA Hons which is in Learning, Development and Support.
I love learning but it is a struggle to manage a full time job and a full study schedule. obviously it is do-able but I would have a break inbetween finishing your level 3 and staring something new. Helps you get more knowledge and experience in the setting before you tacle your next learning curve.
Good Luck :)
RE: Degrees - 05-10-12 22:45
Thank you for your replies. I have spoken to my manager and we are going to sit down and discuss what is avaliable to me. I wouldn't start until next september I don't think so I can work and gain more experience. Thanks again, seriously thinking about this now!
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