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.
On successful completion of the course, students may choose to apply for a one-year top-up to gain a full BA (Hons) Childhood Studies at the University Centre, 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 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.
A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations and portfolios. Typically each unit has one form of assessment attached to it. The assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.
Foundation Degree (FdA) Working with Children and Young People.
£6995 per year full time,£3000 per year Part-time
*Subject to Office for Students registration