Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year TBC Full-Time Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

This programme is suitable for anyone looking to top up from an FdA or HND (level 5) in a relevant subject who aims to work with children and young people and families. The programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career across a range of professional areas, or for entry into further postgraduate study.

This programme has a number of distinguishing features including an emphasis on interdisciplinary working; employability; internationalisation; research skills and social justice.

You should have a suitable level 5 qualification as well as GCSE English and math's qualifications grade 4 or above or equivalent level 2 qualifications.

If you are not already employed within the sector, there is an expectation for you to undertake a placement of 50 hours. You will also require a satisfactory DBS clearance.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 6165.00 *subject to change In addition to the course fees, you will be expected to purchase stationery to support you with your studies.

All teaching will take place in the classroom environment, but you will be expected to use your experience within the workplace to inform your learning. Throughout your programme of study, you will be required to complete assessments to demonstrate your learning of subject knowledge and transferable key skills. You will experience a range of different types of assessment during your programme which will include some of the following:

- Case studies
- Group work
- Presentations
- Plans
- Portfolio
- Reflections
- Project work
- Career interview and set exercises
- Ethics, presentation and Professional report

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your future career. It is expected that you will have Maths and English qualifications as part of the entry criteria.

There is an expectation for you to undertake a placement of 50 hours. This can be voluntary or paid, but must be within a relevant setting. If you are already employed within the sector you don’t need to undertake an additional placement.

This programme is a University of Cumbria programme. We work with the university and partner colleges to deliver this programme. We also work in partnership with various early years, education, health and social settings within the local area.

When not attending lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research, preparing coursework assignment and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of facilities including a personal tutor, the HE academic support tutor, learning centre and the facilities available to you at University of Cumbria.

This qualification is awarded through University of Cumbria.

This is a 1 year programme. Full time (2 evenings a week).

The aims of the programme are to:

- Provide a supportive and responsive learning environment that will enable students with different experiences to develop a flexible and transferable skill set

- Engage students with a variety of learning experiences that build on skills and knowledge at each of the three levels of the programme to facilitate the development of a critical understanding of the children’s workforce and social care settings

- Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to work in integrated practice settings across the children’s workforce and social care settings sector

- Confidently engage with and support the development of children, young people, families and communities

- Plan, deliver and evaluate projects and interventions that support social action and social justice

- Understand and locate themselves within the local, national and global children’s workforce and social care settings

- Engage students in traditional and contemporary debates in the children’s workforce and social care settings with an emphasis on developing analytical skills that enable robust evidenced based theoretical challenge

- Prepare students for Level 7 (postgraduate) study in an allied field; or for employment

You will study five modules which include:

- Extended Professional Practice Report: Dissertation
- Enabling Practice and Empowerment for Communities
- Outdoor Environments and Experiential Learning
- Supporting Health and Wellbeing
- Employability, Progression and Leadership

You can obtain more information about the course from the University of Cumbria website. See link below.

University of Cumbria

120 credits (Level 6)

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