Resources – Early Years (FD)

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 s.smith@worc.ac.uk


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 http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/3/37211152.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

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


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) http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR751.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

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

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