Resources – Early Years (FD)

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

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Foundation Degree Resources

Role of Foundation Degrees in UK Education OECD THEMATIC Review of Tertiary Education: Country Report: United Kingdom, Tony Clark, May 2006, OECD report

The Leitch Review of Skills, Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills, Dec 2006

The QAA provides a generic qualification benchmark for foundation degrees

The QAA has reviewed the provision of foundation degrees

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website

List of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)

Sector Skills Councils

Foundation Direct: HEFCE funded Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Portsmouth,

Early Years Foundation Degree Resources

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)

Teacher Training Agency, Able to teach: Guidance for providers of initial teacher training on disability discrimination and fitness to teach, April 2004

Conference Proceedings, Research to Reality: Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, March 2006,

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