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Foundation Degree In Playwork Yr 1 (HEFCE) (I) (Mon & Tues 10-2)

Gateshead College

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Foundation Degree In Playwork Yr 1 (HEFCE) (I) (Mon & Tues 10-2) AAA0118 Is it for me? This newly designed Foundation Degree provides a much needed opportunity for learning at level 45 and enhances the career structure and professional status for current playworkers or young people keen to enter at Foundation Degree level. Gateshead College is committed to widening access to lifelong learning, as part of a consortium through Northumbria University. What do I need? For entry to Year 1 of this programme, students should normally fulfil one or more of the following qualifying criteria 3 'C' grades at GCSE or equivalentwhich must include English Language and Mathematics or evidence of the appropriate functional qualifications at Level 2. Together with one of the following : A minimum of 6 unit Level 3 (ASAZAVCE) or 1 A Level BTEC National Diploma or Certificate in Early Years NVQ Level 3 in Playwork or Children's Care Learning and Development Teaching Assistant Level 3 Level 3 Childminding (ECP) or Playwork Practice Or HEFC and or relevant level OCN Access programmes Mature students will be accredited with experimental learning where it is apparent that the student is likely to be able to successfully complete and benefit from the programme of study International students with IELTS score of 6.5 or above or equivalent ALSO All students must be either currently employed or have access to a placement as a Playworker. All placements must be fully supported by a workplace mentor in the training environment Please note that acceptance on to some courses may be subject to a satisfactory police clearance. Further guidance will be given by the course team at interview or induction A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to studying on this course, a number of factors will be taken into consideration What will I study? Year 1 -120 credits There are three work based learning modules (WBLM) two generic modules and one playwork module Planning for Creative Play (WBLM) Playwork Theory in Practice (WBLM) Reflective Playwork Practice (WBLM) The Playing Child and Practicing Playwork Self Development and Study Skills Social Issues in Childhood Year 2 - 120 credits Professional Playwork on Context (WBLM) Planning for Innovative Practice (WBLM) Professional Practice and Ethics (WBLM) Professional Skills in Play Play and Social Issues Contemporary Issues in Playwork Case study: My name is Amy and I'm just coming to the end of the first year of the Foundation Degree in Playwork. I work for Gateshead Council's Play Development Service and applied for the job after completing a joint honours degree at university. My employer suggested I do the foundation degree in playwork to help my professional practice at work. Through the course I've been able to develop a much clearer understanding of the role of the playworker and it has really impacted on my role at work - I'm now involved in training new members of staff in the values and assumptions of playwork practice. Where will I study? Baltic Campus You'll be based at our fantastic ?39million Baltic campus on the quayside. The campus has a prime location on Gateshead quayside, and state-of-the-art facilities including a Jacuzzi, gym and sauna, a 200 seat theatre, state-of-the-art classrooms, training kitchen and restaurant, refectory, bistro and vending areas. How will I be Assessed? This will be carried out using a variety of methods which may include: Written Assignments Discussions Case Studies Workplace Assessments Presentations Role Play Professional Diaries They are designed to assess your acquisition of knowledge and skills and will at times be fully supported by a group and individual tutorial systems What are the career opportunities? Foundation Degrees appeal to a wide range of students and anticipate tht most applicants will be seeking to open up new career opportunities by building on their Level 3 qualifications. Successful completion of the Foundation De

Foundation Degree In Playwork Yr 1 (HEFCE) (I) (Mon & Tues 10-2) AAA0118 Is it for me? This newly designed Foundation Degree provides a much needed opportunity for learning at level 45 and enhances the career structure and professional status for current playworkers or young people keen to enter at Foundation Degree level. Gateshead College is committed to widening access to lifelong learning, as...

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