*This programme is subject to approval.
This programme is aimed at those wishing to work in a social care context with children, young people and their families, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.
As part of the course you will become skilled in recognising and assessing the complex needs of children, young people and families often present and be able to support with any specific interventions or referrals. The need for respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe, will become evident through your studies.
During the programme you will develop an understanding of the importance of early intervention and safeguarding work, allowing you to manage risk across the spectrum need for children, young people and families.
Within the placement aspect of the programme you will work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes. You may volunteer or work in settings as diverse as family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children's centres, education settings and the community.
Ucas Code: CYPC
Award: FdA awarded by South Devon College
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this foundation degree you may be able to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Child Development and Education, or the BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society top-up degrees at UCSD or the BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families degree with the University of Plymouth. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
“During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new learners. It’s fantastic to support learners in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.”Stefanie Crinks
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
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