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Northumberland College

Children's Workforce Practice / Childhood Youth & Family Studies

UCAS Code: L520

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

A combination of A or A/S levels: 80 UCAS tariff points or above is required. For example 2 A Levels at B Grade Level 3 Extended Diploma, Students are required to achieve a merit grade or above, achieved in no more than two years Level 3 Diploma Students are required to achieve a distinction grade or above, achieved in no more than two years Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Students are required to achieve a Distinction* grade, achieved in no more than two years Additional Requirements: Applicants are required to have achieved GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths and English. Also subject to DBS clearance. Non-traditional access is a possibility if applicants have significant experience and are able to demonstrate an ability to work at the appropriate level.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

Our FdA programme aims to enable individuals to develop their knowledge and understanding around their work with children.

Applications are welcome from individuals working in diverse roles across the Children’s Workforce, for example in schools, nurseries, youth/playwork, residential care,
health and social environments, specialist or alternative provision, inclusion/behavioural/SEN support teams and family support. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and applications are encouraged from any individual working with children and/or young people from birth to 18 years.

Applicants may already be employed in the sector or could opt to engage in an appropriate voluntary placement - 100 hours in year one and 150 hours in year two.

We also offer a BA Hons programme in this subject area.

This course aims to enable individuals to develop their professional skills and knowledge in their chosen discipline. Applications are welcome from individuals
working in diverse roles across the Children’s Workforce, for example in schools, nurseries, youth/playwork, residential care, health and social environments, specialist or alternative provision, inclusion/behavioural/SEN support teams and family support. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and applications are encouraged from any individual working with children and/or young people from birth to 18 years. Applicants may already be employed in the sector or could opt to engage in an appropriate voluntary placement of 70 hours.

Modules

You will explore diverse modules including:

* Professional Practice
* Academic Skill Development
* Theories of Learning and Development
* Support Children with Addtiional Needs
* Informal Learning across the Children's Workforce
* Safeguarding Children and Young People
* Leading and Managing Change
* Embedding the principles of Inclusive Practice*

Understanding and Managing Children's Behaviour

The modules will allow you to tailor your study to your own professional experience and interests.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will include written assignments, evaluating and reflecting on practice, presentations, research projects and work-based learning.

Feedback will be offered to you to ensure a full understanding of the requirements prior to the submission of assessments.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£3,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,800
per year
Scotland
£3,800
per year
Wales
£3,800
per year

Extra funding

Higher Education students may be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,000 per year (Full-Time) and £500 (Part-Time) to support study costs such as travel, IT, equipment, meals and books if their household income is £25,000 or less. Proof of household income is required.

The Uni


Course locations:

Northumberland College

Berwick Centre

Department:

Social Work and Health

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