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For further information on Early Years studies please see the following external links and references:

If you would like to recommend any links to be added to this page please email z.morton-jones@worc.ac.uk

Foundation Degree Resources

Early Years Resources

  


Foundation Degree Resources

 

A general guide to Foundation Degrees can be found at http://www.foundationdegree.org.uk/

Role of Foundation Degrees in UK Education OECD THEMATIC Review of Tertiary Education: Country Report: United Kingdom, Tony Clark, May 2006, OECD report http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/3/37211152.pdf

Towards a Strategy for Workplace Learning, Report to HEFCE by CHERI and KPMG, The Open University, May 2006 http://www.open.ac.uk/cheri/pdfs/rd09_06_report.pdf

The Leitch Review of Skills, Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills, Dec 2006 http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/leitch_review/review_leitch_index.cfm

The QAA provides a generic qualification benchmark for foundation degrees  http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/benchmark/fdqb.asp

The QAA has reviewed the provision of foundation degrees http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/default.asp

QAA review of foundation degrees converted from HND http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationDegree/conversion/default.asp .

The QAA has also produced a report ‘Learning from reviews of Foundation Degrees in England carried out in 2004-05’   http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/foundationdegree/learningfrom05/

The UK National Validation Service for Foundation Degrees: Validation and Quality Assurance Service http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/final-fdfNVSBrochure.pdf

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website http://www.fdf.ac.uk/

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website provides guidance for the development of foundation degree frameworks http://www.fdf.ac.uk/uploads/GuidenceforthedevelopmentofFdframeworksV1final.doc  

Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) http://www.ssda.org.uk/

List of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) http://www.ssda.org.uk/ssda/default.aspx?page=16

Sector Skills Councils http://www.fdf.ac.uk/page14.html

Foundation Direct: HEFCE funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Portsmouth, http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/studentsupport/foundationdirect/research/Literaturereviews/

Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN resource database searched for foundation degree. http://escalate.ac.uk/index.cfm?action=resources.search&q=foundation+degree+&rtype=itehelp&rtype=project&rtype=publication&rtype=resource&rtype=review

  


Early Years Foundation Degree Resources

 

Sure Start http://www.surestart.gov.uk/

Sure Start Early Years Foundation Degree (EYSEFD) http://www.surestart.gov.uk/improvingquality/qualifications/earlyyearsfoundationdegree/

Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree Statement of Requirement http://www.surestart.gov.uk/_doc/P0000961.pdf

University of Worcester Programme Specification: Early Years http://www2.worc.ac.uk/aqu/pdf/FdEarlyYearsSept2006.pdf

Evaluating the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree: A Qualitative Study of Students’ Views and Experiences. Tim Knight, Rosalind Tennant, Lucy Dillon and Emma Weddell National Centre for Social Research DfES Research Report RR571 (2006) http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR751.pdf

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Professional development http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/projects/earlyyears.htm

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Resources http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/resources/index.htm

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Draft Early Years Professional Standards – April 2006 http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/pdf/Early%20Years/Draft%20EYP%20Standards%20-%20April%202006.pdf

Teacher Training Agency, Able to teach: Guidance for providers of initial teacher training on disability discrimination and fitness to teach, April 2004 www.tda.gov.uk/upload/resources/pdf/b/bf1-able-to-teach-22-04-04-1to-print.pdf

Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN http://escalate.ac.uk/ 

Conference Proceedings, Research to Reality: Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, March 2006, http://escalate.ac.uk/1929

Toolkits for Success, managing off-campus learning for students with disabilities, http://www.disabilitytoolkits.ac.uk/

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