Children, Young People and Families at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and Families is validated by Lancaster University and is aimed specifically at individuals who wish to work in a variety of settings with children, young people and/ or families. The FdA intends to develop your knowledge of the theoretical principles which underpin child development, youth work and family studies in a variety of contexts. You will examine a range of subjects such as safeguarding, risk and resilience, services and interventions, and managing teams. Such knowledge will provide you with the opportunity to develop holistically as a practitioner and to explore the range of settings and services which benefit from understanding such a wide ranging yet comprehensive subject.


Modules at level 4 Module Title Code Credits Optional? Introduction to Academic Study SM4MD167 20 No Constructions of Childhood Youth and Families SM4MD168 20 No Creativitiy and Adaptation SM4MD169 20 No Services and Interventions SM4MD170 20 No Safeguarding SM4MD171 20 No Risk and Resilience SM4MD172 20 No Modules at level 5 Module Title Code Credits Optional? Work Based Learning SM5MD226 20 No Policy and Legislation SM5MD227 20 No Statutory Childrens Services SM5MD228 20 No Inclusive Familiy Practices SM5MD229 20 No Practitioner Skill Development SM5MD230 20 No Leading and Managing Teams SM5MD231 20 No

Assessment method

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Coursework 69% 82% Exam 0% 0% Practical 31% 18%

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


it is also desirable that students have achieved a grade C or 4 in GCSE Maths or functional skills level 2. You will be required to have a professional discussion with one of the delivery team prior to an offer, this is assessed against prescribed criteria available on request, and secure an enhanced DBS for voluntary work if you are not in paid employment within the sector (this will be the responsibility of the student to pay for unless provided by the employing organisation). All students are expected to undertake a minimum of 4 hours per week in either paid or voluntary employment, working with children, young people or families and must have been in practice at least 6 weeks prior to the programme commencing. Employment hours must be maintained throughout the duration of the course as requirement and prospective students will be required to provide written evidence of their employment prior to enrolment onto the course. If you are a non-standard student, who has not followed the traditional routes to higher education, we can consider your application on a case by case basis. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis with a minimum level 2 equivalent qualification in a related subject.

English language requirements

GCSE English at grade 4 or C or functional skills at level 2

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 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.
Children, Young People and Families at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS