A programme for those already working with children and young people from ages 0 to 19. This course develops the knowledge, skills and understanding in a particular area. This course is developed and accredited by the University of Derby with employers in the sector, to make it current, relevant and up to date. Candidates can develop the key skills and knowledge in a relevant specialist pathway; such as early years, teaching assistant or health and social care.
Applicants must be working in the sector for a minimum for 12 paid hours a week, have achieved GCSE maths and English at Grade C (4/5) or above, and A Levels (or other Level 3 qualifications).
In year 1 candidates will study the following Level 4 compulsory modules (120 Credits); starting study, equality and diversity, integrated services and work-based reflective practice 1 and one optional module from the curriculum 0-19, children and young people communicating or investigating and solving problems In year 2 candidates will study Level 5 compulsory modules (120 Credits); Understanding behaviour, work-based reflective practice 2, children's, young people's and family rights, research methods and practice secondary research. Candidates can select from of these optional modules; working with parents and carers, children and young peoples' health and wellbeing, bringing men into children's and young people's services, international perspectives, inclusive education or promoting health.
Assessment is by coursework and examination. As a partner student you will be granted access to the University's online learning environment 'University of Derby Online (UDo)'. From within UDo you will be able to access the University's Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.
Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples Services
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus.
Yes, you will need to meet a member of staff for an interview and an initial assessment.
To be advised at interview.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.