About the FdA Children, Young People and Families programme
The FdA Children, Young People and Families programme is aimed at those currently working or wanting to work with children, young people and families within a community context. Modules throught the programme have been designed to cover relevant aspects of the common core skills for Children’s Workforce and the Work with Parents National Occupational Standards.Students are provided with an underlying knowledge on which to work, based on the principle of enabling learners to become reflective critical practitioners seeking personal and professional development. Studies will also develop skill and knowledge for working in sector. A core element of this programme is work based learning, providing the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a relevant placement and implement the theoretical learning in a practice situation. The programme requires students to undertake a minimum of 250 hours of work based learning over the duration of the programme with at least 80 hours to be completed in the first year. A current enhanced DBS check is required for placement and the cost of this will be met by the student if the placement is not their place of employment.
For 2017 entry onwards: applicants require 80 UCAS points at A Level, or equivalent or an Access to HE Diploma. Additionally, applicants will be expected to have either a minimum grade C in GCSE English or Level 2 Functional Skills. Where students apply with a Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Health and /or Social Care or Youth Work and for non traditional entries a bridging unit may be offered prior to starting the course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include evidence of relevant practice experience in sector.
What you will learn
Subject areas include:
- Local and national government agendas for sustainable communities
- Promoting health communities
Subject areas include:
- Social Care practice in relation to children, young people and families
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.
A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates.
Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in many organisations that deliver focus around work with children, young people and their families across social care, childcare, health and education.
These organisations include children’s centres, teenage pregnancy, schools, health promotion, young people’s services including a range of areas and youth work. Graduate children, young people and families workers work with children between 0-19 and their families. Graduates of this programme are strongly placed to apply for training in health & social care & community development.
Convert to a full degree in a related subject.
Work with families and young people in a variety of settings.