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Children and Young People

University Campus Oldham

UCAS Code: LL53 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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.

UCAS Tariff

64

Normally GCSE English Language or English literature at grade C or grade 4 or above or equivalents, plus one of the following: 64 UCAS points with at least 24 points from one full A level or equivalent BTEC National qualification. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies. 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.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Applied social science

This course is aimed at people who are interested in working with children, young people and their families. The course enables you to study and develop specialist knowledge/skills relating to generic themes and disciplines such as child development, sociology, psychology, education, supporting families and safeguarding.
You will develop your independent thinking, analytical and communication skills and this will help you become a clear and confident writer.

Assessment methods

Students are supported throughout the course to develop their academic and professional skills through a number of teaching and learning strategies:
* Lectures, including the use of appropriate video material
* Student led presentations and seminars
* Practical workshops, including the use of ICT where relevant
* Directed reading and discussions of selected texts
* Paired and group work
* Blended Learning via VLE, including videos, interactive quizzes, discussion forums
* Guest speakers
* Independent study
* Individual tutorials
* Field trips.
All students will have access to academic skills tutors through the general campus booking system.
Assessment and Feedback:
The students are supported throughout the course to develop their academic and professional skills. Modules will be weighted across personal, professional, employability, transferable skills to gain a balance of theory, practice and knowledge preparing students for further study and/or employment.
Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes for each module and are completed at selected points within the module. A range of assessment methods will be used for the FdA degree, such as:
* Reflective essay
* Report
* Presentation
* E-Portfolio.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus Oldham

Department:

Health, Care and Education

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