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Full Time Childcare Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People

Stockport College

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Full Time Childcare : Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People Is this course for you? This course is designed for experienced practitioners currently working with children or young people under the age of 16. It is a two year vocational, Higher Education Qualification designed to develop professional skills alongside academic understanding. It provides the opportunity to progress to senior posts within the sector, including the option to obtain HLTA status. How long is the course? The course is for 2 years, and leads onto the final year of an Honours Degree, if candidates wish to progress to this. The course is classed as full time, although you will only be attending taught college sessions one day per week. When you will be attending. The attendance is every Friday in college 9.15 4.45, and a minimum of two days in the workplace or placement setting. When does the course start? The course starts in mid September usually the second week. What's the course about? The course is comprised of 10 units, five of which are studied in year one, five in year two. The units are as follows: Childrens Learning ICT to Support Learning Working Together to Support Children and Families Promoting the Health of Children and Young People Personal, Academic and Professional Development Child Protection Inclusiveness Managing the Professional Role Psychological Health and Well Being Research Is work experience a necessary part of the course? All course work is embedded in the workplace. Students need to have a minimum of two years experience prior to starting the course, and undertake a minimum of two days in the workplace each week during the length of the course. Each student will have a workplace mentor whose role is to supervise practice, be a professional friend and to help the student apply theory to practice. How will you be assessed? Each unit has either one or two assignments attached to it. The assignments range from essays, group projects, and presentations to case studies, reports and timed essays. All students complete a professional development portfolio, containing a learning journal which shows personal reflections from college sessions, background reading and workplace practice. What qualification will you achieve? Foundation Degree in Work with Children and Families awarded by Liverpool John Moores University. The opportunity to be assessed against the standards of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant - HLTA. What can this course lead to? Upon successful completion students can progress to the final year of the B.A. Hons Children and Adolescent Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, or to B.A.(Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Stockport College. Students could progress to a senior position within the workplace, including HLTA posts if the assessment is undertaken, or, upon completion of Honours Level study, could apply for Teacher Training. How much will the course cost you? The cost of the course will be in the region of 2,600 no more that 3,000 per year. It may be possible to secure funding through the Local Education Authority via the Transformation Fund. There is a bursary scheme within the college, and the majority of students will be entitled to a bursary, which does not need to be paid back. Students will be entitled to a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees, application forms for loans can be obtained from the Local Education Authority or from the Colleges Student Information Centre. Students on a low income who are not able to secure funding elsewhere may be entitled to financial support for specific information related to personal circumstances please contact Bernie Cunliffe on 0161 958 3145.

Full Time Childcare : Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People Is this course for you? This course is designed for experienced practitioners currently working with children or young people under the age of 16. It is a two year vocational, Higher Education Qualification designed to develop professional skills alongside academic understanding. It provides the opportunity to...

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