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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Foundation Degree Child and Family Studies

Programme code:FD-PT/C&FSUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Nathan Loynes Contact address:N.Loynes@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 245

Entry requirements:

GCSE English grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent


GCSE Maths grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent

AND

3 A Level passes or equivalent eg CACHE Level 3

AND

Applicants must also be engaged in relevant work (paid or voluntary) with a minimum 4 hours contact each week

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Child and Family Studies Examination Board within the Lifelong Learning Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Revisions have taken cognisance of the Foundation Degree Qualification Benchmark (2010) and the subject benchmark for Early Childhood Studies (2007).

Programme specification:

The Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies is a three year part-time programme. It is designed for those who work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children, young people and families and who are keen to develop their professional practice through further study. The professional experience of students and their ongoing work experience are key elements of the Foundation Degree and in each module theoretical learning will be grounded and critically examined in relation to practice.

Through the Foundation Degree, students will develop an understanding of theoretical perspectives and professional practice in relation to core aspects of their role. This includes study of child development, child and family welfare, safeguarding, multi-agency working, social policy development and management. They will also explore ethical, professional, cultural and global perspectives on their work with children, young people and families.

There is a strong emphasis on helping students to develop their academic skills and to become more informed reflective practitioners. Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that students are intellectually stretched and helped through any sticking points in their learning. Group sizes are small enough for individuals to engage actively and be well supported by their peers. Members of the LLC staff team are dedicated to helping students with all aspects of their progress and there will be regular one-to-one meetings with each individual to help learners to plan for and achieve their academic and professional goals and to make the most of the opportunities provided by the University.

Methods of assessment are designed to help students to develop their own thinking and to establish a critical dialogue between theory and practice. This includes a work-based project in which students examine a topic of their own choice in relation to a relevant professional setting. The LLC regards assessment as a key way of enabling students to learn by doing and makes sure that feedback from tutors supports this process.

Students who successfully complete the programme may progress to two further years of part-time study at the University to achieve a BA either in Child and Family Studies or Early Childhood Studies.







Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1369An Introduction to Childhood and Child Development20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1370Children, Young People and Families, Policy Development20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1435Skills, Theoretical Perspectives and Practice in Children and Young People's Welfare40 creditsSemester 1


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC1080Safeguarding Children - Family Support and Child Abuse20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1411Working With Others in Children's Services20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2251Work based Professional Practice Project20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules.

LLLC2075Independent Study Project 220 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2219Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2285Working with Change, Conflict and Crisis with Children and Families20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2289Adolescent and Middle Years Development20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2290Children Looked After and Their Experiences of The Care System20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2293Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LLLC2060Child Welfare - Research, Policy and Practice20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2284Changing Children's Life Chances20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 - 40 credits from the following optional modules.

LLLC2075Independent Study Project 220 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2219Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2223The Application of Counselling Skills in Learning Settings20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2228Using Stories to Develop Learning20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2268Introduction to Dyslexia20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2283Young People, Families and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC2285Working with Change, Conflict and Crisis with Children and Families20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2289Adolescent and Middle Years Development20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2290Children Looked After and Their Experiences of The Care System20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2293Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take 0 - 20 credits from the University's Discovery Modules.

Last updated: 09/04/2019

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