Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services Kendal College


Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

The Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services offers an exciting pathway for developing a career with children and young people, including primary teaching and social work. The programme focuses on working with children from 0-18 years, in both education and social care settings. The programme was designed in response to changes in government policy which implied an integrated approach to delivering services to children and young people. It is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, UCLan.

The full-time route takes two years to complete, studying 6 modules during each year and involves attending lectures over one full day and two days per week in a relevant setting.
The part-time route takes three years to complete, studying 4 modules during each year and involves attending lectures one twilight session per week and one day per week in a relevant setting. (Part Time is a direct application to the College)
The course is based at the Main Site on Milnthorpe Road, Kendal.

There is an option to complete modules rather than the full qualification.

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The Programme involves the study of 8 core modules, and the acquisition of skills at levels 4 and 5. These include:

Children, Young People and their World
You will explore the factors that influence the world in which children and young people live, and the way in which adults can extend and support provision and activities.

Difference, Diversity and Inclusion
You will focus on the various perspectives and legislation on difference, diversity and inclusion. Aspects of children’s and young people’s lives will be explored in relation to inclusive practice .

Self and Study
You will learn about the study techniques and the importance of engaging in reflective practice, providing the skills you will need to flourish on a degree level course.

Aspects of Learning and Development
You will study developmental psychology and learning theory in order to understand the influences on children’s learning and development.

Policy and Practice
You will focus on policies and practices relating to education and social care from within the UK and those from an international perspective.

Promoting Welfare of Children and Young People
You will study how safeguarding of children and young people can be best implemented, through looking at Serious Case Reviews and what they teach us about improving modern day practice.

Frameworks, Transitions and the Child
You will develop an understanding of the frameworks and legislation that underpin the education and social care sector. Through a case study relating to your own professional practice, you will consider the effectiveness of provision in meeting the needs of a child.

Managing the Professional Role
You will explore the roles and responsibilities in the work place, linking to your own role. The module concludes with a research study of your choice on an aspect of education or social care.

The course is delivered through traditional lectures, seminars, workshops, peer support, reflective practice and independent study.

Assessment is via essays, projects, oral presentations, case studies and reports; there are no examinations for this programme of study.

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