- Course Details
Children And Young People Services Foundation Degree - Evenings
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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)
19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)
- Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)
24+ Students (Age at 31st August)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)
- Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
- There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
- Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
- There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.
Please contact 01530 519 001 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.
List of benefits
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
- Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
- Wider Benefits – see list below
Wider benefits that are acceptable
In all cases the learner must:
- Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
- Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
- Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
- Show current proof of the benefit
Child Tax Credit
Child's Special Allowance
Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)
Graduated retirement benefit
Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme
Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
War Widow's pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)
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More information about this Course
In academic terms, the Foundation Degree is the equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree. In addition, it will enhance your professional practice and develop your reflective practices.
- Course fees
Year 1 - £3,857
Year 2 - £3,647
Year 3 - £3,647
What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
It is mandatory that all applicants hold a Level 3 qualification on the NQF (National Qualification Framework). We also require 5 GCSEs(Grade C or above, one in English) or equivalent. All applicants will be interviewed. If you are a mature learner without the required GCSE qualifiaction, we are happy to discuss entry requirements on an individual basis taking into account prior learning and experience.
How Long Is The Course?
The Foundation Degree course takes three years attending College one afternoon or evening a week.
What Will I Learn?
There are two levels of study. Each module at Level 4 is matched by a progression module at Level 5, allowing you to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding. There are 12 modules in all, 6 at Level 4 and 6 at Level 5.
How Will I Learn?
Learning is facilitated through College attendance on taught sessions, tutorials, self-directed private study, reflective accounts and assessed assignment work.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment is a continuous process throughout the programme and takes a variety of forms. It includes essay writing, group and individual presentations, work-based reflections and peer assessment. There is no formal exam. Modules to be studied: Level 4 - Starting to Study, Work-based Reflective Practice 1, Equality and Diversity, Integrated Services. Level 5 - Work-based Reflective Practice 2, Understanding Behaviour, Early Years Research, Children's, Young People's and Family Rights.
Where Could This Course Lead To?
The Foundation Degree is an award in its own right. However, on successful completion of this award, you could progress to a Full Honours Degree 3rd Year. Following this, it is postible to apply for EYT or Teacher Training, Postgraduate.
Part Time - Evening
£3,777 in year one and £3,500 in year two & three.