Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Families
Mode: Full Time / Part Time
Start Date: September 2020
In partnership with: University of Cumbria
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Time:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Children and Families | 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College | UCAS Code: WCF1
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Course Overview

This programme leads to a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Working with Children and Families over two full-time years, or the part-time equivalent. It contains a CertHE in Working
with Children and Families that can be awarded after completing one year full-time or two years part time.

Students can enrol for either award. Those enrolling for the FdA will have the option to exit with the CertHE should they successfully complete that part of the programme and not
wish to continue. Students enrolling for the CertHE will have the option to continue to the full FdA once they successfully complete the CertHE.

Full-time: One day plus one evening per week for one year for CertHE or two years for FdA.

Part-time: One day or one evening per week for two years for CertHE or four years for FdA.

This programme is available to employers as part of the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme normally include:

YEAR 1
• Perspectives in Human Development
• Professional Skills with Children, Young People, Families and Communities
• Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
• Play and Creative Development in Diverse Contexts
• Cultural and Historical Influences on Children, Young People and Families
• An Introduction to Practitioner Research

YEAR 2
• Researching and Evaluating Practice
• Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-oppressive Practice
• The Internet, Media and Society
• Crime and Conflict
• Identity, Personality and Social Justice
• Innovative Approaches to Working with Children and Families

How will the course be assessed?

Assessment is entirely based on coursework and includes written assignments, project work, presentations, portfolios, blogs and discussions.

 

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.

Progression

This programme opens up employment opportunities across a number of areas including; early years, education, social care, health and wellbeing, sport and culture, youth work, community work, crime and justice.

Successful FdA students will also have the opportunity to progress to the University of Cumbria BA (Hons). Working with Children and Families Top-Up programme and be able
to complete an Honours Degree in one-year full-time or two years part-time.

Interested?

We have a wide range of adult learning programmes to help you reach your goals.

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