Working with Children and Young People at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree (FdA) operates in partnership with local employers and combines academic knowledge and practical experience, to enable students to support children and young people. A range of themes are covered, including social policy, youth justice, and health and well being, delivered by highly experienced tutors. Working in the sector offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on both individuals and the wider community, and as such can offer a rewarding career. You will acquire knowledge and develop skills in areas and disciplines such as: child development, safeguarding, leadership and management, and teamwork. As a full time student, you will attend one day per week, spend two days in an appropriate setting and use the remaining time for independent study. Students are generally already in relevant employment, but many students use the Foundation Degree to help secure promotion, or to change career pathway. Previous graduates have progressed to careers in management, SENDCo roles, pastoral work in educational settings, social care and community work, family outreach services and youth justice work. Graduates may pursue careers across a wide range of roles in the children and young people's sector, including: Early years practitioner Nursery manager Teaching Assistant Youth worker Residential support worker Support worker Behaviour support worker Learning mentor Upon successful completion, students may apply for a place on the BA (Hons) Level 6 Top up Childhood Studies, studied at the University Centre, Stockport College. This is validated and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University. The Foundation Degree is often used by students to help them secure promotion or change career pathways. Graduates have progressed to careers in management, SENDCo roles, pastoral work in educational settings, social care and community work, family outreach services, and youth justice work. Alternatives include progression to professional qualifications, leading to careers in teaching in primary, secondary, or further education. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.

Modules

On this programme you will study the following modules: Level 4: The Reflective Student The Enabling Practitioner in the 21st Century Learning and Development Working Together Effective Teamwork Specific Needs Level 5: Key Issues in the Lives of Children and Young People Leadership and Management Safeguarding in Practice The Critically Reflective Student Social Policy for Children and Young People Research Theory and Practice

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations and portfolios. Typically each unit has two forms of assessment attached to it. Assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
XL35
Institution code:
S76
Campus name:
Main Site (University Centre -Stockport College)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

You will also need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 12 months of the start of the course. You can apply for one at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.

Interview


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students need a current enhanced DBS certificate, issued within 12 months of the start of the course. This may be applied and paid for at enrolment. DBS currently costs £48.50.
Working with Children and Young People at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS