Blackburn College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Our Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People is for those who wish to work, or wish to work in a higher paid position, in youth work settings or childcare settings. This course should appeal to you if you need to fit studying around other commitments or if you are looking to take your first step into higher education after a gap of study. This qualification is intended to ensure that those students who wish to work with children and young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills to support their emotional development and stability. It combines underpinning academic knowledge and work-based learning and assessment to allow students to understand how current policy and trends inform the working environment. There is also the opportunity for students to engage in personal development and reflection to build their confidence and further their career opportunities.
All students take a total of 120 credits per level. Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Child and Adolescent Development Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities Effectively Supporting Children and Young People Reflective Practice Research Methods Integrated and Multi-Agency Working Level 5 Modules (there are 5 mandatory modules and 3 optional modules out of a choice of 5 as indicated by *) include: Social Policy Safeguarding Children and Young People Research Project Work Based Learning Youth Offending* Substance Misuse and Risk-taking Behaviour* Working with Abuse Mental Health* Optional Modules If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
During the course you'll be assessed through a variety of methods. These include: Essays Seminars Examinations Portfolios Dissertations Reports Group presentations Projects and mini-dissertations In class tests Peer assessment Group assessment This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work. Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You'll need a clear current Disclosing Barring Service (DBS) check at a cost of around £50 to be paid by the student.
English language requirements
You will be required to have a GCSE (or equivalent qualification) at grade 4/C or above in English, or an equivalent level 2 qualification in English. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course