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Children and Young People's Services
 

Foundation Degree Award and Bachelors Award with Honours. 

We offer a foundation degree for professionals working as practitioners and managers across a range of services for children and young people, including schools and the early years sector. It incorporates several optional modules, including Professional learning in the workplace (PLW) modules. It is particularly relevant to professionals working in contexts that support a relatively high level of independent study through PLW modules, for example those in management or advisory roles.

This route is also aimed at those who have roles that span sectors or professions, for example a family support worker in a school. It is appropriate for those in volunteer roles, for example school governors, and for those with roles that fall outside the specific areas of focus for the Education and Learning Support and the Early Years degrees, for example, a childcare worker in an extended school. Successful part-time FdA students have the opportunity to progress onto the BA top-up award.

The modules in the FdA Professional Learning in Children and Young People's Services (year 1) are

Year one core modules
Children and young people – making a positive contribution or introduction to professional learning in children and young people’s services
Children and young people enjoying and achieving

Year one you choose from 2 option modules (subject to change)
Young children playing and learning
Curriculum studies
Introduction to professional learning in children and young people’s services

Year two core modules
Children and young people being healthy
Children and young people staying safe
Children and young people – economic wellbeing in families and communities

Year three core modules
Working in teams in children and young people's services

Year three you choose from 2 option modules (subject to change)
Communication, language and literacy
Working therapeutically with children and young people
Children and young people's participation
Outdoor learning and play
Professional learning in children and young children's services

Find out more

Contact Senior Lecturer Children's Workforce: Susan Chantler, 0114 225 4549, s.chantler@shu.ac.uk