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Children, Young People and Families

University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

UCAS Code: T4R5 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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P:45

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80

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

The FdA Children, Young People and Families focuses on the 0-19 agenda and has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to ensure that families, children and young people are supported to the highest possible standards.

Students on this programme, will develop their understanding of reflective practice, to become a reflexive practitioner, the importance of the right values, and of the strengths based approach, in building relationships and helping families to recognise their strengths, such as, the Signs of Safety approach.
This course, is aimed at students who have a desire to work in the children, young people and families sector, in roles such as, Family Support workers, youth justice or youth work to name but a few. It is extremely appealing to those already employed in the field and are looking to gain qualifications or progress onto other roles and further qualifications, such as, teaching, social work or continue onto the BA (Top up) childhood and youth. The full and part time options, allow for the flexibility and freedom of choice to cater for individual needs.

Our strong links with local partners has enabled us to work in partnership, to understand local needs and to tailor the course accordingly, ensuring our students graduate with the right skills, knowledge and understanding, to gain employment within the children, young people and families sector.

Students will develop their understanding of legislation, policy and human rights, and learn how to apply these in practice. They will build on their understanding of safeguarding and learn to critically analyse key documents such as, policy and serious case reviews.
The programme gives students access to the latest research, and recognises diversity in society and the wider factors that impact on the overall health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. The programme introduces contemporary issues, such as, the effect of trauma on the developing brain, contextual safeguarding, trafficking and modern slavery, child criminal exploitation, county lines, and child sexual exploitation.
The professional development element of the programme will include experience in working in different fields of the industry, giving them invaluable first-hand experience and work experience. Students will be expected to complete a minimum of 200 placement hours throughout the duration of their course and support and guidance is provided throughout.

The team have all worked in their chosen field and have a wide range of professional backgrounds, with some still working in industry alongside their teaching role. Students studying the programme are able to take advantage of the many sessions held with guest speakers from a wide range of services across the CYPF sector. The programme leader for the course, sits on the operational board for Together for Childhood and the Learning and Knowledge Exchange, to ensure that ongoing partnerships continue to be developed and utilised. All students have the opportunity to gain their Level 2 Safeguarding qualification and other relevant and appropriate course on the Educare online platform.

Modules

Level 4
Preparing to be a Professional 1
Study Skills
Children and Young People’s Rights and Safeguarding
Lifespan Development
Sociology and Contemporary British Society
Children and young People’s Wellbeing
Preparing to be a Professional 2
Secondary Research Skills

Level 5
Social Policy and the Welfare State
Personal Development for Professional and Competent Practice 1
Research Skills for Practice 1
Equality, Diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice
Partnerships and Integrated Working
Youth Support
Personal Development for Professional and Competent Practice 2
Research Skills for Practice 2

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme to develop theory, knowledge and practice skills required for working in the sector.
A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, online learning, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates.

Assessment methods are:

Level 4
Portfolio
Open Essay
Presentation
Group scenario
Reflective logs
Poster Presentation
Guidance booklet
Group publication

Level 5
Personal Achievement Portfolio
Unseen interview
Research proposal
Student led seminar/discussion
Group campaign
Literature review
Case study
Video essay

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Education and Social Sciences - GIFHE

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