FdA Children's and Young People's Services - routes in Teaching Assistants, Early Years and Health and Social Care - Full-time

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
University of Derby
Level 5
2 years
Part-time or Full-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
Available to the Full Time course only
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Course overview

This course is validated by University of Derby

This course aims to develop you as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner to work with children, young people and their families. The course encourages you to reflect on your practice and enhance this through the theory you learn. Your work setting is used for work-based projects, activities and research so everything you study will be relevant to your everyday work.

Modules on this course include:

  • Starting to Study
  • Work Based Reflective Practice
  • Equality and diversity
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Children and young people communicating
  • Research methods and practice
  • Children's, young people's and family rights
  • Secondary research
  • Working with parents and carers

Entry requirements

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or level 2 equivalent)

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Time constrained exercise
  • Practical

Who is this course for?

The course can be studied full-time over two years. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 8.5 hours per week with additional tutorials. The course can also be studied part-time which will take 3 years to complete. You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or level 2 equivalent)

What other experience will I gain?

Our tutors have years of industry experience which will be of great benefit to you when putting your skills into practice in a work setting.

Where will this lead?

This course can provide routes in to teaching, early years, and health and social care. Upon successful completion of the course you can choose to specialise in your chosen pathway. You can also ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree such as the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree which is available at college.

What are my career options?
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