Chaleigh, (FdA in Early Years & Primary Practice)
Undertaking the FdA in Early Years & Primary Practice and then progressing onto the BA (Hons) Early Years & Primary Practice allowed me to continue working in school and study at university. By condensing lectures all into one day I had the opportunity to still work and to be able to complete my degrees in three years, this also enabled me to apply theory I was learning to my daily practice allowing me better insight and knowledge at work. The FdA degree was flexible and perfect if you are not sure you want to do a bachelor’s degree, by completing the FdA first it allows you to see how university works and consider how this fits in with your life before committing to level 6 and if you decide it isn’t for you, you still walk away with a level 5 Degree. The team of lecturers you work with are fully supportive and there for you when you need them, they are continuously pushing you to progress and to apply your newfound theory to your practice which allows you to become a well-rounded, fantastic practitioner. Lectures often include discussion time or interactive activities to keep us all engaged and learning. We often had group discussions to share our views, experience and opinions on a topic or theory which supported our progression by referring everything back to our everyday practice.
I thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience through the University of Suffolk, both educationally and socially as all of the interactive lectures allowed me to make friends with my other peers, most importantly we were there for one another, to share knowledge, and to support each other through our learning journey.
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