Childhood, Youth and Families in Practice at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS

Course summary

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. Our Foundation Degree Childhood, Youth and Families is a dynamic and comprehensive program that blends practical experience with campus-based learning sessions, carefully designed to accommodate your existing work or volunteer commitments. With just one weekly on-campus session, you can seamlessly continue your career journey while enhancing your skills and knowledge over a two-year period. It's important to note that this Foundation degree serves as the first two years of a full-time degree program, providing you with a solid foundation for your educational aspirations. During the first year of the programme, you will embark on a transformative journey into higher education. You'll gain a deep understanding of learning principles and explore the intricate link between theory and practice in meeting the unique needs of children. Our programme empowers you to analyse your role within the early years sector, facilitating your professional growth and development. Additionally, you will delve into modules covering child development and social interactions, enriching your practical knowledge and skills. As you progress into the second year, you will delve deeper into essential topics. Modules surrounding equality, diversity and anti-oppressive practice will equip you with the tools to create inclusive learning environments and challenge social injustice. You will also focus on developing and supporting children, young people and families in a range of different contexts whilst honing your reflective skills. Moreover, you will have the invaluable opportunity to collaborate with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and related programmes. This collaboration will broaden your perspectives, enhancing your employability and enriching your understanding of working with children, young people and families. Many of our students on this programme are employed as Teaching Assistants working in a range of contemporary contexts, Early Help Workers, Youth Justice Officers and Youth Workers to name a few. They play a pivotal role in facilitating informal learning opportunities for children, young people and families across the region. The programme is a stepping stone for the BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Families in practice Top-Up route. To find out more about this course, visit

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

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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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Childhood, Youth and Families in Practice at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS