Foundation Degree Working with Children & Young People

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.

What's Involved

This course is an excellent progression for those working with children and young people who are wanting to enhance their knowledge and employability.

It is suitable for practitioners working with children and young people agsed between 5-25 in various settings including schools, colleges, residential children's homes, youth work and specialist provisions.

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

Course subject to viable numbers.

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

Modules of study Level 4:

> Childhood and youth development

> Understanding learning for inclusive practice

> Relationship building and effective communication

> Developing work based learning

Modules of study Level 5:

> Use of data for evidence based practice

> Policies in practice contexts

> Promoting the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people

> Enhancing work based learning

* Please note modules are subject to change.

Course Assessment Method

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

What's Next

You can progress onto the BA (Hons) Education Studies and Training or the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Young People and other honours degrees. Progression into various teacher training programmes and social work are possible once an honours degree is achieved.

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.

We have a dedicated Higher Education Academic Support Tutor to support you to develop your skills at University level.

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.

What does it Cost?

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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Course Information
Qualification Type:
Level: Level 5
Awarding Body: Teesside University
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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