Childhood and Youth Studies
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Leaflet Code: CR26076FT
Get the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to work at a senior level in the Education sector, with children from 0-19, with this Foundation Degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Designed for both students and staff, it will help you follow a rewarding career path in a variety of sectors, including early years, private or voluntary, within the youth and community sector, or in pupil referral units.
Throughout the course, you’ll review a wide range of contemporary subject areas and participate in the planning of a curriculum for children of all ages, developing your professional and academic skills and your knowledge base across the board.
Focusing on your specialist subject area and building on your work-related learning, you’ll contextualise theory and link this to practice, on the ideal route to being a fully qualified level 5 practitioner within the educational sector.
- Openshaw Campus
- Full Time
- 2 years
- September 2022
All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and Doctorate qualifications in Education. They all maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and within the industry of education.
Academic Entry requirements
• Diploma in Childcare / CACHE or BTEC or equivalent level 3 qualification
• 64 UCAS points based upon a relevant full level 3 diploma in the subject area.
• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded
Non-academic entry Requirements
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
What will I be studying?
Year 1: Children's and Young People's Development (20 credits)
Year 1: Creating Inclusive Environments (20 credits)
Year 1: Longitudinal study (20 credits)
Year 1: Professional Academic Development (20 credits)
Year 1: Safeguarding Children and Young People (20 credits)
Year 1: The Importance of play (20 credits)
How will I be assessed?
Examples of assessments on the course include:
• Personal skills presentation
• Written assignments including essays, reports and reflective journals
• Academic poster
• Personalised portfolio identifying skills development and areas to improve
• Self and peer assessment
What are the careers that this will lead to?
• Educational welfares officers
• Young offenders unit
• Family liaison
• Children's centres
You may also wish to progress into a more senior role within an education setting, become an HLTA within the education sector, or even work in secondary schools, primary schools, or Pupil Referral units.
Fees, Finance and Funding
Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.
You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Course Associated Costs
When undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work
You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.