Barnsley College Higher Education

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Trinity University

Supporting Families and Communities

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Course summary

Do you work in a role that supports children? Are you ready to progress your career to the next level? Supporting Families and Communities focuses on the skills and knowledge required for people working in the children and families' workforce. Ideal for anyone who works to support children in social, family, voluntary, charitable or youth services, this foundation degree gives you the chance to expand the knowledge you've developed in your career so far. This is a work-based learning degree, so you'll spend at least two days a week with an employer to reflect on theory and practice. Our students usually complete this with their existing employer. If you're not employed, you can volunteer with a relevant organisation for two days a week. Work-based employment can be in schools, children's centres, nurseries, children's services for local or voluntary sectors, and provision for young people or those with specialist needs. The course runs full time for two years starting in Early September and finishing in mid to late May. Students attend for two evenings per week normally on a Monday and Wednesday evening from 5pm until 8pm.

Course details


Modules by Year Year 1 Core modules (students are required to take): · Values and Roles of a Principled Professional · Theories of Learning and Development · Power, Inclusion and Diversity of Need Students are required to choose one option module from: · Healthy Teams Supporting Healthy Children, Families and Communities · Creating an Ideal Play Environment Year 2 Core modules (students are required to take): · Safeguarding and Promoting Wellbeing · Reflecting on Research Informed Practice Students are required to choose two option modules from: · Specialist Co-ordinator Roles · Behaviour and Learning in an Interconnected World · Risks, Rights and Social Justice in a Sustainable Society · Play and Early Learning

Assessment method

Assessment is through a mixture of reports, essays, presentations etc.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must have a Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C); Functional Skills Level 2 (previously Key Skills Communication Level 2); Adult Literacy Level 2. You must have a Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National or NVQ Level 3. You must also have employer support and at least one year's volunteering/working experience. Previous relevant work experience and learning may be accredited and assessed as part of the application process.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2020 entry information and are subject to change for 2021.
Supporting Families and Communities at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS