If you are already working (employed or volunteering) with children, young people and families for at least 14 hours per week, this course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide a high-quality service as well as enhancing your employment opportunities.
Core to this is the belief that we all have rights, should have equal access to services and life opportunities, and that everybody’s qualities and potential are important and valuable.
Study the essential aspects of child development and welfare, legislation and policy as you develop your own capacity for independent thinking and creative approaches to working with children, young people and families.
Choose Child and Family Studies Foundation Degree and:
Learn whilst working in childcare, with the support of your employer and a mentor, allowing you to relate your learning and theory to your practice
Study with a diverse range of people, with a wealth of experience to share with each other
Develop extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of child development and childcare service provision
Explore areas of study including: child observation; beliefs, expectations and language of youth; social policy and families multi-agency working; applied psychology; management and organisational theory
Gain understanding of theory, policy and practice as you develop a sound working knowledge of current legislation, Government policy and initiatives
Benefit from a course that allows you to enter the final year of an Honours degree (e.g the BA (Hons) Early Years Studies or Child and Adolescent Studies) and opens doors to careers in outreach and community work; educational welfare; family support; youth remand centres; residential social work; special or statutory schools or in children’s rights