Child and Family Studies Barnfield College, Luton

Undergraduate

Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire

This course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the essential aspects of child development and welfare. It will further equip you with the skills required to provide high-quality services for children, young people and families. Your studies will have a strong vocational orientation, with 'real' practice issues informing the curriculum and your work. You will be expected to be employed or volunteering with children or young people for a minimum of 14 hours per week. You will need a work based mentor to support you with your studies over the two years. The course is set within the context of current events, research legislation and policy. You will also be given opportunities for undertaking research in preparation for your independent project, as well as enjoying the practical experience of working with children, young people and families.

Areas of study include:
• An introduction working with children, Young people and Families
• Introduction to academic study and work based learning
• Understanding the Human services
• Law, Society and Controversy
• Perceptions and Discourse of childhood
• Researching child and family practice
• Multi agency working
• Child Welfare: perspectives on an approaches to risk assessment
• Management and Applied experience within a work based learning environment
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Additional information:*
Because of the nature of the course you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance. This should be done through your employer but in some cases may be done through the College. You may be required to pay the fee for this. There is also a mandatory residential in year 2 which students pay for at a cost of approximately £300.

Leads to:
Completion of the Foundation Degree allows the learner to enter the final year of a BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies, BA (Hons) in Child and Adolescent Studies or BA (Hons) in Early Years Studies. You may also seek an advanced apprenticeship or employment.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Barnfield College

  • Start date

    October 2018

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:
• An introduction working with children, Young people and Families
• Introduction to academic study and work based learning
• Understanding the Human services
• Law, Society and Controversy
• Perceptions and Discourse of childhood
• Researching child and family practice
• Multi agency working
• Child Welfare: perspectives on an approaches to risk assessment
• Management and Applied experience within a work based learning environment

Assessment method

There are a range of assessment opportunities including written assignments, presentations and a formal work placement.


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 L520
Institution code B09
Campus name Barnfield College
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points 32 UCAS points or a Level 3 qualification in a related subject. Other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration. Adult learners without the relevant qualifications may apply for Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Because of the nature of the course you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance. This should be done through your employer but in some cases may be done through the College. You may be required to pay the fee for this.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Because of the nature of the course you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance. This should be done through your employer but in some cases may be done through the College. You may be required to pay the fee for this. There is also a mandatory residential in year 2 which students pay for at a cost of approximately £300.