Hugh Baird College

Children, Young People and their Services Hugh Baird College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire


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Course summary

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The FdA in Children, Young People and their Services programme will provide you with a broad understanding of underpinning policy and key theories relating to all aspects of work with children and young people and how these relate in practice. By increasing your knowledge base and encouraging you to reflect on the application of theory and policy in practice, there is a strong focus on helping you to become a more effective, and reflective, practitioner within your work role.
Across both years of the programme, knowledge and understanding of key topics and developments, such as safeguarding and welfare issues, government initiatives, updates in legislations and improvements in policies within children and young people’s services, will be enhanced through educational visits and guest speakers.
Teaching is delivered by a team with varied experience and substantial specialist knowledge in working with children and young people. As a result, a wide range teaching, learning and assessment methods are employed, including lectures, seminars, debates, display work, essays, case studies, presentations, reports, research activities, portfolios and group work.
You will have access to learning resources at the Hugh Baird University Centre and the University of Central Lancashire, including e-learning resources and the opportunity to use Athens.
You will also undertake 48 days experience in a work related setting each year on the full time course (pro rata for the part time course).

Course details


You will study a range of core modules, including:
FdA Year 1:
Children, Young People and their World
Difference, Diversity and Inclusive practice
Self and Study
Aspects of Learning and Development
FdA Year 2:
Policy and Practice for Children and Young People
Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People
Frameworks, Transitions and the Child
Managing the Professional Role in Practice

Assessment method

The key learning outcomes are assessed through the requirement to meet the specified Learning outcomes through a variety of methods within all the modules, for example. This not only addresses issues of students’ PDP but also reinforces the link between theory and practice (a defining characteristic of Foundation Degrees). Essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies and reports form the assessment methods for the programme as well as tasks drawn from work based learning.

How to apply

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 L530
Institution code H65
Campus name University Centre
Campus code L

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:
◾64 UCAS points (160 under the old tariff) made up from a combination of the following:
◾Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
◾A Levels at grade C or above, including one relevant subject
◾Access to Higher Education qualification in a relevant subject

Students will be considered with a range of qualifications including:
NVQ Level 3 in a vocationally related area
Open College B units [160 credits]
An A level pass (grade C or above), UCAS pts 160 + 
BTEC National Diploma
Advanced GNVQ Health and Social Care
Advanced modern apprenticeship in C& YP
CACHE Diploma
Vocational A levels
Relevant experience and/or evidence of recent study. 
English GCSE (or equivalent) 

Students who hold an HNC Childhood Studies gain admission with advanced standing as they are eligible for APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) up to a maximum of 160 credits on enrolling for the Foundation Degree, IF the qualification was studies within the last five years. These cases will be considered on an individual basis through the appropriate documentation submitted to the Programme Director at the University.
All students will be offered advice and guidance followed by an interview

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Hugh Baird College
Balliol Road
L20 7EW

Course contact details

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0151 353 4419

Fax: 0151 353 4469

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0151 353 4444

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