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.
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 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.
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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- 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
We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications
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)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5995||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Barnsley College Higher Education
PO Box No 266