Youth Studies - Foundation Degree

Course Code: SM1HE110
UCAS Code: L540

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Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
14/09/2020University Centre2 Years / £8,335 per yearApply

Course Overview

Develop the knowledge and expertise needed to work effectively with young people on the Foundation Degree Youth Studies. Designed for those wishing to work specifically with young people aged between 10 and 24, the course combines work-based with academic learning to develop your understanding of the issues faced by this group. Experienced lecturers with front-line knowledge will focus on the importance of communication as they support you to adopt a multi-agency work approach. Relevant career roles include residential children worker, mentoring, advocacy, pastoral roles within education and community support roles. By continuing to our one-year BA (Hons) Youth Studies you could enhance your career prospects even further.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students must have a level 3 qualification that relates to the field of youth work. Students also need to be currently employed (paid or voluntary) within the sector for a minimum of 6 hours a week.

Qualification Obtained

FdA Youth Studies

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Exam

Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.

Practical

Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework77%81%0%
Exam0%6%0%
Practical23%13%0%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Intro to Social Policy and WelfareSM4MD13320Mandatory
Child and Adolescent DevelopmentSM4MD13420Mandatory
SafeguardingSM4MD13520Mandatory
Management and LeadershipSM4MD13620Mandatory
Working with Young PeopleSM4MD13720Mandatory
Introduction to Academic Study ShacSM4MD15020Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Work Based Research ProjectSM5MD18520Mandatory
Professional DevelopmentSM5MD18620Mandatory
Contemporary Issues in Youth WorkSM5MD18720Mandatory
Looked After ChildrenSM5MD18820Mandatory
Child and Adolescent HealthSM5MD18920Mandatory
Youth JusticeSM5MD19020Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Placement

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled2782520
Independent9228520
Placement0960
Total120012000

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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