Children, Young People and Families University Centre Grimsby


Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

This programme is aimed at those currently working or wanting to work with children, young people and families within a community context.
Modules throughout the programme have been designed to cover relevant topics required to meet the 0-19 agenda in line with government objectives. The programme has been designed in consultation with employers and provides relevant academic theory which underpins the knowledge and skills required to work across this sector. Students are provided with an underlying knowledge on which to work, based on the principle of enabling learners to become critical reflective practitioners seeking personal and professional development.
The programme is aligned to the National Occupational Standards for Youth work, Parenting and Social Care practice.

Anyone who works in or is wanting a career working with children and young people or within family support. This Foundation degree offers the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst working or if starting on a career the programme offers practice learning.

Students will explore a range of theoretical subjects which will be contextualised and applied to practice in line with the 0 -19 agenda. Focus of working with a team around the family students will gain an understanding of different aspects required for multi or interagency working. The importance of Safeguarding is embedded throughout the programme in line with government policy. Assessments are designed to enable students to develop the transferable skills needed for working in this field. Communication, group facilitation, managing enterprise projects and developing welfare campaigns are just some of the key skills you will acquire throughout this well as becoming a critical reflective practitioner.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Nuns Corner Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


The course runs over 2 years and is delivered through blended learning model.
At Level 4 will give you the foundation for studying in Higher Education, it provides you with core modules which will underpin the rest of your learning journey. Social Policy & Welfare, Sociology, Psychology, and working with people are the key modules you will be studying alongside Research and study skills and Preparing to be a Professional which is linked to sector work experience.
At Level 5 you will build on the core modules and progress on to more sector specific modules which will develop your knowledge and practice skills for working across this area. Equality and Diversity and Anti oppressive Practice, Practical Approaches to Learning, Partnership & Integrated Working and Youth Support are the topics you will be studying alongside Employability and Enterprise and Competency in Practice which again is linked to sector work experience.
You are required to undertake a practice placement in a relevant setting for the duration of the programme and you will need to complete a Minimum of 250 hours.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme to develop theory, knowledge and practice skills required for working in the sector.
A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, online learning, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates. Also practical assessments such as participating in a multi-agency meeting and delivering and facilitating a learning tool.

How to apply

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

Application deadlines

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

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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

Course code T4R5
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Students who are from a non-traditional entry background, and who lack formal qualifications, may still be able to study on this course. Anybody who lacks formal entry requirements will be invited to interview and set an assignment task to assess capability to complete the course.

Applicants should be aware that a current DBS certificate is required to study on this programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate required for placement at a cost of £44. This must be paid at enrolment.