Foundation Degree in Children and Young People (part-time evening) – September 2020

Start Date: 14 September 2020
Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 3 years
Attendance: Part-time Evening

Course Overview

This course aims to develop you as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner to work with children, young people and their families in the children’s and young people’s service sector.

Depending on your career aims, you can choose to specialise in early years or teaching assistant. You will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and enhance your knowledge through the theory covered on the course. Your work setting is used for work-based projects, activities and research so everything you study will be relevant to your everyday work.

Course Content

Depending on which pathway you choose, you’ll study some of the following modules:

  • Children and Young People Communicating
  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Children’s, Young People’s and Family Rights
  • Work-Based Reflective Practice
  • Early Years Provision and Practice
  • Secondary Research
  • Working with Parents and Carers

Entry Requirements

A relevant Level 3 qualification, English and maths (grade C/4 or above at GCSE or Level 2 equivalent). Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered.

Assessment Methods

  • Presentations

  • written assignments

  • practical exam

  • practical assignments


Successful completion of the FdA Children’s and Young People’s Services can lead on to careers specific to the pathway you choose. You can also opt to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree at a university.