.Have you ever thought about working towards a degree, but decided against it as you are already in employment or volunteering and don’t want to give that up? Our FdA Childhood, Youth and Families in Practice course is designed for those working or volunteering with children, young people, families and communities, for example in the youth sector, in residential care, in pastoral roles in schools with children and young people aged 9-24 years. This work-based Foundation Degree programme is a combination of practice-based learning and campus-based teaching sessions that take place once a week, allowing you to continue working or volunteering throughout the course. Throughout the two-year programme, you will integrate your previous experience working with children, young people and families into your studies. In your first year, you will study learning principles as an introduction to higher education and analyse the complex link between practice and meeting the needs of children, young people and families. As you go through the second year, you will study modules on inclusion, informal learning and voice. The programme increases knowledge and understanding of how children and young people learn and mature. You will explore new ways of working and challenge existing assumptions. You will be able to collaborate with students from other related courses who work in a variety of contexts such as early childhood and formal education to broaden your perspectives on working with children, young people and families. This course is suitable for staff in local authorities, schools, the NHS, voluntary and third sector who use group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work as part of their role; particularly those working with children, young people and adults often identified as hard to reach. If you want to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and their families this is the degree for you.
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
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
If you’ve recently completed or studied modules as part of a previous qualification, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Once you have submitted an application for the programme, you will need to complete the relevant paperwork for RPL as well. To obtain the necessary forms needed for the RPL process, please contact our Quality Office via email at [email protected] or via telephone on 01522 563803.
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
You will normally have a minimum of 1 years’ experience (two years is desirable) in a voluntary or paid role in a relevant setting. Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a relevant setting for at least 12 hours a week and have written support from the setting.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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