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Working with Children, Young People and Families FdA

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**• Gain important skills needed for working with young people and their families.• Benefit from 400 hours of hands-on placement work.• Study inter-professional modules for a diverse outlook.• Learn in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, with no exams.• Take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universitiesDevelop an excellent grounding for further studies or work with children, young people and families. You focus on important subjects such as safeguarding, child development and parenting alongside interdisciplinary modules and work placements. You graduate with diverse, useful skills that make a real difference.This course provides high-quality work placements alongside enriching, enjoyable teaching sessions. Modules are designed to introduce the core principals and techniques needed for work with children, young people and families. You spend 400 hours of your course on work-based learning placements, and the rest of your time benefiting from supportive, collaborative lessons and engrossing individual study.You learn through• workshop-style sessions from industry practitioners• inter-professional modules• case studies, presentations and assignments• placements in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings• one-to-one support from an academic advisor• on-placement learning support• technology designed to enhance your learning experience**Applied learning****Work placements**We work collaboratively with local partner agencies to provide enriching, beneficial work placements. This provides you with hands-on experience working alongside skilled professionals, and the opportunity to apply your knowledge. You receive support from a work-based learning supervisor when on your placement.Common placements include children's centres, schools, family support centres, multi-agency support teams and youth services. Many of our graduates have gone into a full-time position at their placement organisation.This course prepares you for a career in• Education• Health• Social care• Early years• The voluntary sectorOr the opportunity for further study on one of the following Sheffield Hallam University courses:• BA(Honours) Working with Children Young People and Families – guaranteed progression route to all graduates of the foundation degree• BA (Honours) Social Work – entry into the second year• BA (Honours) Childhood Studies – entry into the third year• BA (Honours) Early Childhood Studies – entry into the third year• BA (Honours) Teaching and Learning in Primary Education (5-11) with QTS (top up

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 24 points from an A level or equivalent BTEC National qualification. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended DiplomaA combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies


University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 81 5

    59th out of 80 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    113 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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