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Sheffield Hallam University

Working with Children, Young People and Families

UCAS Code: LX53

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in social science, health studies, health science, nursing or another relevant course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents* English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* The equivalents we can accept in place of GCSE's are: • Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy • Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number * Functional Skills L2 Maths/ English • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 24 points from an A level or equivalent BTEC National qualification. For example: CC at A Level MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health and social care

Course summary
•Gain important skills needed for working with young people and their families.
•Benefit from 400 hours of hands-on placement work.
•Study inter-professional modules for a diverse outlook.
•Learn in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, with no exams.
•Take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities

Develop an excellent grounding for further studies or work with children, young people and families. You focus on important subjects such as safeguarding, child development and parenting alongside interdisciplinary modules and work placements. You graduate with diverse, useful skills that make a real difference.

This course provides high-quality work placements alongside enriching, enjoyable teaching sessions. Modules are designed to introduce the core principals and techniques needed for work with children, young people and families. You spend 400 hours of your course on work-based learning placements, and the rest of your time benefiting from supportive, collaborative lessons and engrossing individual study.

You learn through
•workshop-style sessions from industry practitioners
•inter-professional modules
•case studies, presentations and assignments
•placements in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings
•one-to-one support from an academic advisor
•on-placement learning support
•technology designed to enhance your learning experience

Applied learning

Work placements

We work collaboratively with local partner agencies to provide enriching, beneficial work placements. This provides you with hands-on experience working alongside skilled professionals, and the opportunity to apply your knowledge. You receive support from a work-based learning supervisor when on your placement.

Common placements include children's centres, schools, family support centres, multi-agency support teams and youth services. Many of our graduates have gone into a full-time position at their placement organisation.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Child Development 20.00 credits
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20.00 credits
Personal, Professional And Academic Development 20.00 credits
Safeguarding And Assessment 20.00 credits
Work-Based Learning One (Academic) 20.00 credits
Work-Based Learning One (Practice) 20.00 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Child Development And Wellbeing 20.00 credits
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20.00 credits
Theory And Practice Of Parenting 20.00 credits
Using And Evaluating Evidence To Inform Practice 20.00 credits
Work-Based Learning Two (Academic) 20.00 credits
Work-Based Learning Two (Practice) 20.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
* Practical

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Welfare professionals
20%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
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