FdA Children and Young People
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
This degree in Children and Young People will open up a range of career opportunities within schools, early years environments, youth work, outreach and working with SEN children.
If you are passionate about working with children and child development, this degree is the perfect platform to a rewarding career. We also offer the Early Years' Educator pathway as part of the degree which is focused on children aged 0 - 5 years and gives you a licence to practice in an early years setting. You will cover a variety of topics such as child development, safeguarding and the national curriculum all from tutors with many years' experience working in the sector.
64 UCAS points
You must have grade 4 in GCSE English or Functional Skills. A grade 4 in maths is desirable.
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
You will be expected to have DBS clearance before starting this degree.
You may be invited to an interview as part of the application process. Previous experience of working with children is desirable.
What will I learn?
- Academic Study Skills
- Equality and Diversity in Practice
- Child Development: Early Years
- The Curriculum: Early Years
- Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
- Child Development: 8-18 years
- Work Related Learning
- Professional Development
- Working with Parents and Families
- The Curriculum: 7+
- Work-Based Learning
How is the course taught?
- Guest speakers
- Research tasks
How am I assessed?
- Group presentations
- Written assignments
There is an increased demand for qualified childcare practitioners within the sector due to the government initiative offering up to 30 hours of free childcare for children from 3 years old. Through studying this degree you will gain enhanced knowledge of child development patterns, care routines and observation and assessment practices which you can apply in a real-work environment through your work placement.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up) to further develop your knowledge. You may wish to seek employment as a teaching assistant in a school, early years practitioner or work in a nursery.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.