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FdA Child & Family Studies

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Key Info

Learning Area   Children, Schools & Families
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   15/09/2021
UCAS Code   CFST

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.

  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 / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP 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, or BA (Hons) Education and Curriculum Studies at Cornwall College St Austell

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# Child # Children # EarlyChildhood # YoungPeople # Youth # Family # Education # HigherEducation # Childcare

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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Paul Stevenson

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Studying at Cornwall College was an excellent experience. The staff at both campuses were outstanding and really went the extra mile to support the learning journey for all of us. The range of modules were excellent and up-to-date and highly relevant to my chosen profession.

After the course, I joined a SCITT programme and completed this alongside my PGCE to become a primary school teacher. I have now completed my NQT Induction year and am fully qualified. Since September 2017, I have been studying towards an MA Education as I want to develop professionally and academically.

I am a full-time teacher in a year 3/4 class in a primary school in North Cornwall and have a key focus in development strategies in Literacy. Working as a teacher is even more rewarding than I could have imagined, seeing those ‘lightbulb’ moments is such an amazing experience.

Completing my Degree with Cornwall College has provided opportunities and experiences that I could only have hoped for with another institution

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