Foundation Degree Working with Children/Young People (SHU) - Full Time Year 1

Course Overview

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.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:
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.

Course Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations and portfolios. Typically each unit has two forms of assessment attached to it. The assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.

Course Finance

£6995 per year full time,£3000 per year Part-time
*Subject to Office for Students registrationYou 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.

Course Includes

On this programme you will study the following units:
Level 4:
• 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.

Level 5:
• Reflective Practice when Working with Children and Young People
• Developing Leadership and Management Practice
• Research
• 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.

Award

Foundation Degree (FdA) Working with Children and Young People.

Course Potential Careers

On successful completion of the course, students may choose to apply for a one-year top-up on the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies at Stockport College, which is also awarded by Sheffield Hallam University. The majority of students choose this option to enhance their career progression opportunities.

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.

Course Dates

September 2019 - June 2021

Course Times

To be confirmed

Email Contact

enquiries@tcg.ac.uk

Examining Body

Sheffield Hallam University

Hours Per Week

Full time (one day attendance). You will attend one day per week, spend two days in an appropriate setting and use the remaining time for independent study.

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090

Weeks

30-34 weeks