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Hugh Baird College

Children, Young People and their Services

UCAS Code: L530

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

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

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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

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).

Modules

You will study a range of modules including: YEAR 1 Children, young people and their world Aspects of learning and development Self and study Difference and diversity YEAR 2 Policy and practice for children and young people Promoting the welfare of children and young people Frameworks and transitions Managing the professional role in practice 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.

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,500
per year
England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

FACULTY OF HEALTH and EDUCATION

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