Applied Care Practice (Children & Families) (Progression Route)

University of Suffolk

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course provides a progression route for those undertaking FdA Social Care Practice and FdA Early Years, FdA CCLD to gain the necessary skills and qualification to access leadership and managerial posts within their sectors. All students will follow the same modules in the first term; Social Policy and Practice, Transitions and Lifespan. Modules in term two will be employment specific and term three will be a research project. The programme has been developed to allow those in the children and young people sector to further develop existing skills, and develop a broad range of practice skills, knowledge and understanding within key subject areas and to acquire and enhance their professional values, there is a particular focus on integrated practice. One of the key strengths of the programme is its recognition of the value and relevance of the students practice and professional experience to a shared development. It recognises that effective practice requires committed, enthusiastic and reflective practitioners who have a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and understanding of working in education, health and social care. Students should expect that achievement of this degree will enhance their career prospects and progression and will allow students to access postgraduate opportunities such as teaching (PGCE) or a Masters in Social Work, for example. The course is also designed to enable students to move between sectors and to participate fully within integrated teams.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL503
Institution code S82
Campus nameUniversity of Suffolk at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff FdA/FdSc or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate subject.

Applicants are expected to have paid or voluntary work in the relevant setting for 10 hours per week.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11790 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Care Practice (Children & Families) (Progression Route) at University of Suffolk - UCAS