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Working with Children, Young People and Families*

*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.

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What will I learn?

Ucas Code: CYPC

Award: FdA awarded by South Devon College

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Careers & Employability

Once you qualify at foundation degree level, you could apply to progress onto our BA (Hons) Child Development and Education or BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society programmes to complete your undergraduate studies at University Centre South Devon. Alternatively you could apply to transfer to study other programmes at the University of Plymouth. The areas you could work in include; social work, pastoral care, youth work, psychology, training and facilitating, family support work, family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children's centres and education and community settings.

Potential Job Roles

“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

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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