The FdA in Children, Young People and their Services programme will provide you with a broad understanding of underpinning policy and key theories relating to all aspects of work with children and young people and how these relate in practice. By increasing your knowledge base and encouraging you to reflect on the application of theory and policy in practice, there is a strong focus on helping you to become a more effective, and reflective, practitioner within your work role. Across both years of the programme, knowledge and understanding of key topics and developments, such as safeguarding and welfare issues, government initiatives, updates in legislations and improvements in policies within children and young people’s services, will be enhanced through educational visits and guest speakers. Teaching is delivered by a team with varied experience and substantial specialist knowledge in working with children and young people. As a result, a wide range teaching, learning and assessment methods are employed, including lectures, seminars, debates, display work, essays, case studies, presentations, reports, research activities, portfolios and group work. You will have access to learning resources at the Hugh Baird University Centre and the University of Central Lancashire, including e-learning resources and the opportunity to use Athens.
You will study a range of core modules, which may include: Children, Young People and their World Difference, Diversity and Inclusive practice Self and Study Aspects of Learning and Development Policy and Practice for Children and Young People Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People Frameworks, Transitions and the Child Managing the Professional Role in Practice
The key learning outcomes are assessed through the requirement to meet the specified Learning outcomes through a variety of methods within all the modules, for example. This not only addresses issues of students’ PDP but also reinforces the link between theory and practice (a defining characteristic of Foundation Degrees). Essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies and reports form the assessment methods for the programme as well as tasks drawn from work based learning.
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
Students will be considered with a range of qualifications including: NVQ Level 3 in a vocationally related area Open College B units [160 credits] An A level pass (grade C or above), UCAS pts 160 + BTEC National Diploma Advanced GNVQ Health and Social Care Advanced modern apprenticeship in C& YP CACHE Diploma Vocational A levels Relevant experience and/or evidence of recent study. English GCSE (or equivalent) Students who hold an HNC Childhood Studies gain admission with advanced standing as they are eligible for APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) up to a maximum of 160 credits on enrolling for the Foundation Degree, IF the qualification was studies within the last five years. These cases will be considered on an individual basis through the appropriate documentation submitted to the Programme Director at the University. All students will be offered advice and guidance followed by an interview
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above
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