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Working with Children, Young People and Families FdA

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

- Gain important skills needed for working with young people and their families.- Benefit from 400 hours of hands-on placement work.- Learn in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, with no exams.- Take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).- Take the opportunity to volunteer alongside voluntary sector partners in either France or Greece who support refugee communities (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).Develop 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.**How you learn**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- 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 learningWork 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.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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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

    51st out of 83 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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