Posted: Wed 28th Sep 2016

Care Council Recognition For USW Course

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016

A University of South Wales (USW) course has been recognised as a leader in the field of early years education and practice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has recommended that USW’s BA Early Years Education andPractice (with Early Years Practitioner status) degree programme should be placed on the Required Qualification List. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Students completing the degree will now automatically have both the practical skills and academic knowledge to work in early years settings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

According to the CCW response to USW’s application for accreditation: “This submission was considered an exemplar. It was comprehensive and provided alternative pathways and progression for students. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The mapping and assessment strategies were clear and meet the requirements and were clearly visible through the practice-based assessment columns in the matrix. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There was evidence of strong partnerships with employers. It had a well-articulated and clear assessment strategy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Alison Murphy, USW’s Academic Manager for Early Years, said: “The recognition from CCW is very welcome, and we are delighted that quality of our application has been highlighted. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our key aim, as is that across all courses at USW, is to give our students the skills and knowledge to secure a job in their chosen field when they complete their studies with us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This accreditation allows us to show potential students that they will get the highest quality vocational and academic training available.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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