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FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce

For 2017 start

Cornwall College Rosewarne LEVEL: 5 Children, Schools & Families

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students intending to work or working in the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

The programme focuses on the effectiveness and importance of preparation for working as part of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team. At the same time it provides a range of opportunities for specialisation related to distinct roles within this workforce.

The delivery at Cornwall College Rosewarne Campus is particularly suitable for people who would like to study full-time outcomes over one day per week.
This foundation degree is essentially the first two years of an honours degree; the third year can be completed as a top-up via a variety of progression routes.

Work-based learning, in its various forms, is one of the major defining characteristics of a foundation degree and you will have the opportunity to reflect upon these learning opportunities in every aspect of this programme.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Teacher (Primary)
– Early Years Practitioner or Manager
– Further Education Lecturer
– Child Psychologist
– Social Care Worker
– Early Intervention Worker
– Family Support Worker
– Speech and Language Therapist
– Special Educational Needs Teacher
– Teacher (Primary)
– Early Years Practitioner or Manager
– Further Education Lecturer
– Child Psychologist
– Social Care Worker
– Early Intervention Worker
– Family Support Worker
– Speech and Language Therapist
– Special Educational Needs Teacher

Possible Progression: 

BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum Studies final year at St Austell or Camborne

BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families final year at St Austell

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies final year at Plymouth University

BA (Hons) Education Studies final year at Plymouth University

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: L592
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £7500
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. Applicants will also need to have appropriate work practice with children, young people and their families.


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Course Documents

FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce


Indicative Module Year 1

- Reflective Practice

- Interpersonal & Communication Skills

- Safeguarding Children & Young People

- Developmental Perspectives

Options (choose one)

- Personal & Employability Skills Development

- Constructions of Childhood & Youth

- Working with Children & Families

- Forest School

- Risk versus Challenge in the Outdoors

- Sport & Young People

- Special Study 1

- The Third Sector

- Supporting Learners Learning

- Curriculum Issues

- New Learning Technologies

- Behaviour for Learning

- Supporting Special Educational Needs

- Children & Young People’s Health & Wellbeing

Indicative Module Year 2

- Supporting Transitions

- Multi-agency Collaboration

- Inclusive Practice

- Applied Research Practice Project

Options (choose two)

- Outdoor Experiential Learning

- Community & Language Revival

- Crime, Young People & the Law

- The Lead Professional

- Working with Disaffected Young People

- Children’s Social Care

- Special Study 2

- The Learning Mentor Role in Schools

- Role of the Play-based Curriculum

- Psychology of Learning & Teaching

- Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

- Identity, Culture & Society

- Promoting Health for Children & Young People

- Safeguarding Children & Young People 2

*Modules are subject to change and availability


FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce

Start Date





2 years full-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £7500

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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