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Children and Young People

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: L590 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language. Those wishing to undertake the Early Years Educator Pathway must hold grade C(4) in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or a minimum of a Level 2 in Functional Skills.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

This degree in Children and Young People will open up a range of career opportunities within schools, early years environments, youth work, outreach and working with SEN children. If you are passionate about working with children and child development, this degree is the perfect platform to a rewarding career. We also offer the Early Years’ Educator pathway as part of the degree which is focused on children aged 0-5 years and gives you a licence to practice in an early year setting. You will cover a variety of topics such as child development, safeguarding and the national curriculum all from tutors with many years’ experience working in the sector. There is an increased demand for qualified childcare practitioners within the sector due to the government initiative offering up to 30 hours of free childcare for children from three years old. Through studying this degree, you will gain enhanced knowledge of child development patterns, care routines and observation and assessment practices which you can apply in a real-work environment through your work placement. Once you successfully complete your course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up) to further develop your knowledge. You may wish to seek employment as a teaching assistant in a school, or work in a nursery as an early years’ practitioner

Modules

Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Equality and Diversity in Practice • Child Development: Early Years • The Curriculum: Early Years
• Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Child Development: 8-18 years • Work Related Learning. Year Two:
• Professional Development • Safeguarding • Working with Parents and Families • The Curriculum: 7+ • Work-Based Learning
• Atypical.

Assessment methods

Students are taught through • Seminars • Guest speakers • Practical activities • Research tasks • Lectures. Students are assessed through • Group presentations • Projects • Written assignments • Reports.

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Childcare

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