Resources – Early Years (FD)

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Foundation Degree Resources

Early Years Resources


Foundation Degree Resources


A general guide to Foundation Degrees can be found at

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

Towards a Strategy for Workplace Learning, Report to HEFCE by CHERI and KPMG, The Open University, May 2006

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

QAA review of foundation degrees converted from HND .

The QAA has also produced a report ‘Learning from reviews of Foundation Degrees in England carried out in 2004-05’

The UK National Validation Service for Foundation Degrees: Validation and Quality Assurance Service

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website

The Foundation degree Forward (FdF) website provides guidance for the development of foundation degree frameworks  

Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA)

List of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)

Sector Skills Councils

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

Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN resource database searched for foundation degree.


Early Years Foundation Degree Resources


Sure Start

Sure Start Early Years Foundation Degree (EYSEFD)

Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree Statement of Requirement

University of Worcester Programme Specification: Early Years

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)

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Professional development

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Resources

Children’s Workforce Development Council: Draft Early Years Professional Standards – April 2006

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

Education Subject Centre (ESCALATE) LTSN 

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

Toolkits for Success, managing off-campus learning for students with disabilities,

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