Children, Young People and Families at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS

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Course summary

The FdA Children, Young People and Families focuses on the 0-19 agenda, and has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to ensure that families, children and young people are supported to the highest possible standards. Our strong links with local partners has enabled us to work in partnership, to understand local needs and to tailor the course accordingly, ensuring our students graduate with the right skills, knowledge and understanding, to gain employment within the children, young people and families sector. Students on this programme will develop their understanding of reflective practice to become a reflexive practitioner, the importance of the right values and of the strengths based approach. They will also gain understanding in building relationships and helping families to recognise their strengths, such as the Signs of Safety approach. This course is aimed at students who have a desire to work in the children, young people and families sector, in roles such as Family Support workers, youth justice or youth work to name but a few. It is extremely appealing to those already employed in the field who are looking to gain qualifications, or progress onto other roles and further qualifications such as teaching and social work. Students will also have the opportunity to continue onto the BA (Top up) in Childhood and Youth. The full- and part-time options allow for flexibility and freedom of choice to cater to individual needs. Students will develop their understanding of legislation, policy and human rights, and learn how to apply these in practice. They will build on their understanding of safeguarding and learn to critically analyse key documents such as policy and serious case reviews. The programme gives students access to the latest research, and recognises diversity in society and the wider factors that impact on the overall health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. The programme introduces contemporary issues such as the effect of trauma on the developing brain, contextual safeguarding, trafficking and modern slavery, child criminal exploitation, county lines, and child sexual exploitation. The professional development element of the programme will include experience in working in different fields of the industry, giving students invaluable first-hand work experience. Students will be expected to complete a minimum of 200 placement hours throughout the duration of their course, and support and guidance is provided throughout. The team have all worked in their chosen field and have a wide range of professional backgrounds, with some still working in industry alongside their teaching role. Students studying the programme are able to take advantage of the many sessions held with guest speakers from a wide range of services across the CYPF sector. The programme leader for the course sits on the operational board for Together for Childhood and the Learning and Knowledge Exchange, to ensure that ongoing partnerships continue to be developed and utilised. All students have the opportunity to gain their Level 2 Safeguarding qualification and other relevant and appropriate course on the Educare online platform. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Level 4 Preparing to be a Professional Study and Research Skills Children and Young People’s Rights and Safeguarding Lifespan Development Social Policy and Welfare State Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Level 5 Continuing Professional Development Research Skills for Practice Equality, Diversity and Anti-oppressive Practice Sociology and Contemporary British Society Partnerships and Integrated Working Youth Support

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme to develop theory, knowledge and practice skills required for working in the sector. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, online learning, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates. Assessment methods are: Level 4 Portfolio Essay Presentation Case Study Video Essay Report Poster Presentation Practical Exercise Reflective Essay Level 5 Portfolio Professional interview Research Proposal Presentation Literature review Group Campaign Individual Report Essay Group Media Publication Group Multi-Agency Meeting Reflection Report

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants irrespective of entry qualification(s) will be formally interviewed by an appropriate member of academic staff. Standard offer Applicants will require 80 UCAS points in a related subject, or 60 Access-to-HE Credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Applicants are required to hold English GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4. Non-standard offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). An applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the relevant sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work, in the form of an essay question (1500-word essay) that will consider their academic potential and relevant experience.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All students are required to have in place an enhanced DBS check. Students can attend the programme whilst waiting for this to be completed, however students cannot go out onto their work-based learning until the satisfactory DBS has been provided. All students will be expected to declare any criminal convictions at interview to the programme team and learner services. All students will need to produce their DBS at enrolment. Where they are unable to produce this, students will need to sign a disclaimer that to the best of their knowledge, they have a satisfactory DBS. Failure to do could result in the student being withdrawn from the programme of study and they will become liable to repay and finance paid by Student Finance England.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate required for placement at a cost of £44. This must be paid at enrolment.
Children, Young People and Families at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS