Working with Children and Young People

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Qualification type: Foundation Degree
Level: Level 5
Awarding body TU
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018; Thursdays 4pm-9pm.
Duration 56 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This is an exciting course if you are working with children and young people in a range of contexts including schools, Connexions, education welfare, learning mentoring and the voluntary sector.

This course will help you enhance your knowledge and employability, and assist those wanting to progress into the teaching profession.

This course will run each Thursday evening from 4pm-9pm (breaks included).

Course subject to viable numbers.

Entry requirements

You will need a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, and be employed or volunteer in a relevant setting with children or young people from 5 - 25 years of age at least one day a week. Ideally you will have GCSE maths and English, and have the support of your employer to attend the course and be able to learn in the workplace.

You will also need to have an enhanced DBS check.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once your application has been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Teesside University. Following this you will be contacted by either the course tutor or the Admissions Department at Darlington College with regards an interview.

Studying and learning

You will learn through tutor led lectures, seminar discussions and workshops which will deepen student learning and help apply learning to the workplace.

Stage 1 core modules

  • Children and young people's development
  • Learning, education and young people
  • Effective listening and communication with children, young people and families.
  • Safeguarding children and young people and work induction (work based learning)
  • Children and young people: applying and developing skills (work based learning)

Stage 2 core modules

  • Using evidence when working with children, young people and families
  • Ethics of working with children, young people and families
  • Supervision and interagency working to support children and young people
  • Multi-agency working and information sharing to benefit young people (work based learning)
  • Competent practice at NQF5 in work with children and young people (work based learning)

* Please note modules are subject to change.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed through essays, reports, annotated bibliographies, discussions, portfolios of evidence and presentations.

What next

You can progress onto the BA (Hons) Education Studies and Training or the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Young People.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University.The finance department can be reached on 01642 342172.

All fees are per year.

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your course. Study now, pay when you are earning. See
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What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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