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.
• Personal, Academic and Professional Development Working with Children and Young People
• Learning and Development for Children and Young People
• Health and Emotional Wellbeing
• Multi Agency Working.
• Reflective Practice when Working with Children and Young People
• Developing Leadership and Management Practice
• Safeguarding Children and Young People.
*Please note that this programme will be under review in the academic year 2018-2019 which may result in some changes at the unit level.
Course Potential Careers
Students are generally already in relevant employment, but many students use this foundation degrees to help secure promotion, or to change career pathway. Previous graduates have progressed to careers in nursery management, pastoral/support work in educational settings, social care and community work, family outreach services and youth work. Many students progress to further professional training to pursue careers in teaching (primary, early or further education), or social work.