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Warwick marks 10 years of Early Years Foundation Degree

CLL gradsA national event is being held at the University of Warwick later this month to mark the 10 year anniversary of its Early Years Foundation Degree.

Warwick is hosting a national Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree National Network meeting on 28th June for all providers of Early Years Foundation Degrees.

The meeting will take place on Westwood Campus and guest speakers include Professor Linda Miller from Open University and Eunice Lumsden from the University of Northampton.

Since the Early Years Foundation Degree was introduced at the University of Warwick in 2001, 397 students have graduated or are currently studying on the programme.

The part-time programme, designed and delivered in partnership with local employers, provides a route for practitioners in school and early years settings, to progress to from Level 3 to degree-level study.

Course Director, Dr Caroline Jones from the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick who has directed the programme since the beginning, stated that: “The Warwick Foundation Degree has gained a national and international recognition as a model of good practice in combining professional development with academic rigour. More importantly it has impacted on children in the local community. It has made a significant contribution to the University’s widening participation agenda.”’

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