Furness College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Children, Young People and their Services

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Course summary

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This Foundation Degree is designed to provide the opportunity to gain a Level 5 qualification and to work as a practitioner with children and young people in a variety of education and care settings. This programme will enable students to develop critical understanding and skills in relevant areas of education and care, including policies and issues. Students will develop their knowledge of theories underpinning children and young people’s learning and development.

Course details


The full-time programme will be as follows, studying 120 credits per year: Year One Modules • Children, Young People and Their World (20 credit module) - outlines the current framework and curriculum requirements for 0-18 settings, and develops knowledge and understanding of C & YP through learning and play • Difference and Diversity (20 credit module) – investigates a wide range of issues in relation to equality and diversity in contemporary society • Aspects of Learning and Development (40 credit module) – looks at all aspects of developmental psychology and the issues and contemporary concerns that may affect this • Self and Study (40 credit module) – covers learning styles, reflective practice, and communication Year Two Modules • Policy and Practice for Children and Young People (20 credit module )- looks at the political, social, economic and cultural construction of childhood and how policies and legislation impact on this • Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People (20 credit module) – covers the policy, practice and theory relating to the legislation for safeguarding children and young people • Frameworks, Transitions and the Child (40 credit module) – extends knowledge of frameworks underpinning learning. It will provide the skills to support children across transitional stages throughout the education system • Managing the Professional Role in Practice (40 credit module) – develops and embeds knowledge and skills of the professional practitioner working with children 0-18 in a variety of settings. The themes are management, work-based learning and a project relating to an area of specialist practice Students studying part-time over 3 years will study the same modules as above but will study at the rate of 80 credits per year Work Placement Work-based learning forms an essential part of this Foundation Degree, either paid or voluntary. Such placements or employment would include: schools, pre-school organisations, children’s centres, care settings, youth services, special schools. Full-time students are required to attend work placement two days per week. Part-time students are required to attend one day per week.

Assessment method

Portfolios, assignments, reports, presentations, research projects, work-based mentoring 100% Assessment

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code8B63
Institution code F95
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points In a related subject
A level C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In a related subject
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6132 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6132 Year 1
Scotland £6132 Year 1
Wales £6132 Year 1

Additional fee information

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application - approx. £50
Children, Young People and their Services at Furness College - UCAS