This foundation degree has been developed for frontline
staff working with or aspiring to work with children, young people
and families. Students choosing to study this foundation degree
would normally work or do voluntary work in a variety of statutory
or voluntary settings within a wide range of services.
This may include: supporting families in the community; working
with young people who have physical and learning disabilities,
working with young people in residential settings, working in
family centres, supporting young people in schools or supporting
service users who are experiencing difficulties with addiction,
mental health issues or domestic violence.
The programme provides foundation knowledge and skills for
individuals working with, or wishing to work with children, young
people and families. The teaching on the programme is underpinned
by a commitment to improving the life chances for some of the most
disadvantaged members of society.
What will I study?
This foundation degree includes:
- Learning to learn in a workplace context
- Principles, values and ethics
- Child development
- Coaching and mentoring
- Safeguarding and vulnerability
- The legal framework
- Equality and diversity
- Leading and managing people
- Supporting children and young people during transitions
- Multi-agency working
- Children’s development and behaviour
What can I do once I have completed this Foundation
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree
programme can progress to the BA (Hons) in Social Care
Career relevance and employability
This foundation degree provides a sound basis for entering a
variety of roles and settings in working with children, young
people and families including statutory organisations such as
children’s services, voluntary and community organisations ,
schools, colleges and youth participation projects.
The foundation degree is work-based and involves supervised and
assessed practice with service users. Ideally you will carry out
your practice within your place of work, either on an employed or
voluntary basis. However if this is not possible you will need to
undertake a placement, whilst studying for the foundation degree,
as you need to complete 200 hours of relevant practice.
The degree prepares you to work with children, young people and
families in a wide range of roles.
You will develop skills which will enable you to:
- Communicate and engage with service users
- Understand the legal framework which informs your work
- Contribute to safeguarding vulnerable people
- Work effectively as a member of a team
- Work with other agencies Understand principles of child
- Develop as a reflective practitioner.
How to apply
Contact Centre for Employability &
Tel: 01723 357321