Children, Young People & their Services Foundation Degree (FdA) Awarded by UCLan

18392W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 15/09/2020
Time/Day | 09:00 - 19:00 TUESDAY

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for people who want to develop their career working with children and young people in education and/or care settings. Previous students are now working in education, special needs education, nursery care and local authority positions such as children's services, safeguarding and foster care services.

What will I study?

The course includes units: Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People; Self and Study; Managing the Professional Role in Practice; Frameworks, Transitions & the Child; Policy & Practice for Children & Young People; Children, Young People & their World; Aspects of Learning & Development and; Difference, Diversity and Inclusive Practice.

How long is the course?

This full time course is studied over one long day per week for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments include; interpreting observations, case studies, reports, presentations, essays, research projects and the production of Professional Development Portfolios.

What qualifications do I need?

80 UCAS Tariff Points . You must have a satisfactory DBS. You will need to work 48 days on placement. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also possess a Grade 4 or above in Engl

What can I progress onto?

Within one further year of study you may achieve the BA (Hons) in Education Studies awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and delivered at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College or the BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families awarded by and delivered at UCLan.

Other Information

As a student on a course awarded by UCLan you have access to facilities including libraries, social facilities and the Students' Union.

Course Fees

£7500

Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

1.83%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£29,182
Entry
£50,586
Median
£74,110
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Knowledge

English Language Education and Training Psychology Computers and Electronics Mathematics Clerical Customer and Personal Service Sociology and Anthropology Public Safety and Security Administration and Management

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Speaking Active Learning Active Listening Writing Critical Thinking Mathematics Science
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Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

1.61%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£24,211
Entry
£46,301
Median
£69,264
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Knowledge

Education and Training Psychology English Language Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Mathematics Computers and Electronics Clerical

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension Speaking Writing Active Learning Critical Thinking Mathematics
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Nursery Nurses and Assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

3.77%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£18,075
Entry
£21,944
Median
£30,909
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Psychology English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Monitoring Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
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Playworkers

Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

3.19%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£17,430
Entry
£21,133
Median
£28,205
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

Knowledge

Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Active Listening Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Speaking Writing Monitoring Active Learning
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Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

1.65%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£19,115
Entry
£23,442
Median
£32,178
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
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Educational Support Assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

2.36%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£17,971
Entry
£22,110
Median
£29,432
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
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Houseparents and Residential Wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

4.57%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£20,426
Entry
£26,790
Median
£38,459
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Monitoring Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
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School Midday and Crossing Patrol Occupations

Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

2.22%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£17,181
Entry
£20,426
Median
£27,165
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Knowledge

Skills

Active Listening
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