This course caters for people who are already working with children and young people to provide a professional development opportunity. Our course links current research and children/young people’s development theory to professional practice and has well established relationships with local and regional employers.
64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications
You must have approximately 2 years of experience of working with children and currently be working for a minimum of 2 days per week in an appropriate setting. This could be paid or voluntary.
You will also need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 12 months of the start of the course. You can apply for one at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.
The Reflective Student
Learning and Development
The Enabling Practitioner in the 21st Century
Safeguarding in Practice
Leadership and Management
Research Theory and Practice
The Critically Reflective Student
Course Potential Careers
Students are generally already in relevant employment, but many students use the Foundation Degree to help secure promotion, or to change career pathway. Previous graduates have progressed to careers in management, SENDCo roles, pastoral work in educational settings, social care and community work, family outreach services and youth justice work. Many students progress to further professional qualifications to pursue careers in teaching (Primary, Secondary, or Further Education in Colleges) or embark upon a Master's level of study.