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FdA Child and Family Studies

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Children, Schools & Families Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

FdA Child and Family Studies

Primary school teacher in a classroom of children This new course will be of interest to those already working or volunteering in the sector who wish to expand their knowledge and increase their employment opportunities. It will allow working or volunteering practitioners to learn the theory and strategies of interacting, caring, educating and supporting children, young people and their families in a variety of roles.

With a rapidly developing sector, this programme will allow those engaging with a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams to enhance their knowledge, understanding, skills and career opportunities.

Opportunities to explore concepts, current issues impacting practice, effective strategies and key ways of working will be offered, throughout.

Along with 120 hours in work placement (paid or voluntary), the lectures will provide the conduit to learn the theory which can then be applied to practice.

Throughout the course there are opportunities to reflect on practice, try new strategies and focus on new-found practical skills.

Download FdA Children, Schools and Families Programme Specification (2022-23) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/FdA-Children-Schools-and-Families-Programme-Specification-2022-23.pdf  

What you will learn

Year 1 Modules -
Core:

Developmental Perspective
Professional Skills in Practice
Values and Ethics
Safeguarding and Multi-Agency
Introduction to Sociology
Current Aspects Impacting Practice


Year 2 Modules -
Core:

Applied Research with Children, Young People and Families
Supporting Educational Needs
Constructions of Childhood
Innovative Approaches to Working with Children and Young People
Optional (two will be chosen)
Culture and Society
Creative Ways for a Healthy Lifestyle
Supporting Transitions

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant Level 3 qualification, i.e. BTEC National Diploma / Cache Technical Diploma - D grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Successful completion of Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 in an appropriate subject. 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.

An Independent Safeguarding Agency (ISA)/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required.

Work experience

120 hours over the two years, paid or voluntary, within the Children, Young People and Family sector

Assessment

Various academic submissions

Progression

BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families at Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Year 1 Modules -
Core:

Developmental Perspective
Professional Skills in Practice
Values and Ethics
Safeguarding and Multi-Agency
Introduction to Sociology
Current Aspects Impacting Practice


Year 2 Modules -
Core:

Applied Research with Children, Young People and Families
Supporting Educational Needs
Constructions of Childhood
Innovative Approaches to Working with Children and Young People
Optional (two will be chosen)
Culture and Society
Creative Ways for a Healthy Lifestyle
Supporting Transitions

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant Level 3 qualification, i.e. BTEC National Diploma / Cache Technical Diploma - D grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Successful completion of Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 in an appropriate subject. 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.

An Independent Safeguarding Agency (ISA)/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required.

120 hours over the two years, paid or voluntary, within the Children, Young People and Family sector

Various academic submissions

BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families at Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


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Dates & Locations

University
  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 18 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Wednesday, 09:00 - 16:00
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £8900.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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