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HNC Children, Schools and Families

Level 4

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Key Info

Learning Area   Children, Schools & Families
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   13/09/2021

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.

Work-based learning, in its various forms, is one of the major defining characteristics of this programme and you will have the opportunity to reflect upon these learning opportunities in every aspect of this programme.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1:

Interpersonal Communication Skills
Reflective Practice
Developmental Perspectives
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Personal and Employability Skills Development
Forest School

  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 (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). 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.


Possible Progression (subject to availability)

- FdA Children, Schools and Families final year at Camborne
- FdA Early Childhood Studies final year at Saltash
- BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare & Social Science final two years at Camborne

Possible Careers

Teacher (Primary)
Early Years Practitioner or Manager
Further Education Leader
Early Intervention Worker
Family Support Worker
Speech and Language Therapist
Special Educational Needs Teacher


How to Apply  


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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.


Clare Reed

A photo of Clare Reed

Clare studied the FdA Early Childhood Studies and the BSc Health, Community and Social Sciences. She chose to study at Saltash as the course fitted in well around her work commitments and childcare needs. She enjoyed the opportunities that occurred during her time at the college.

" I managed to gain a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certificate and attended conferences that I would otherwise not be privy to. I had the opportunity to fundraise for Childrens Hospice Southwest as part of a module and was privileged enough to visit Little Harbour, a truly humbling experience.

I went into employment as the Charity Coordinator and Youth Worker for TICTAC Liskeard. The setting is within Liskeard School and Community College grounds and I love that I have a broad range of experience with children and young people and that I am able to apply the knowledge achieved throughout my studies."

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