What you'll study
Do you have a strong interest in supporting and working alongside children and their families? If so, this course could be for you. You will engage with a broad knowledge base concerned with children and society, which will open up a wide range of opportunities in education, social and health services, community work and other diverse support work.
On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to a degree in various subjects such as BA Social Work, BA Youth Work or continue with a top-up in Working with Children, Young People and Families.
This course is taught at NTU in Mansfield.
There are six modules in year one each worth 20 credits
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Reflection, Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Social Work 1
- Preparing for Professional Practice
- Social Policy
- Rights, Ethics and Safeguarding
- Informal Education, Youth and Community
There are six modules in year two each worth 20 credits
- Social Inclusion
- Skills Development for Professional Practice
- Parenting Theory and Practice
- Working with SEN and Vulnerable Individuals
- Residential Care and Social Pedagogy
- Reflection Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Social Work 2
How you’re taught
Teaching learning and assessment will be varied, appealing to a diverse range of learners, and make use of technology in the form of electronic portfolios, blogs, and simulation suites.
You will develop essential transferable skills such as effective communication skills; analysing information; problem solving and decision making. You will have the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge through a variety of activities including classroom based, simulated and work related activities.
You will also undertake valuable work experience in both years of study and plan for your own personal career development.
We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.
What are we looking for?
- A-levels – DDE, excluding General Studies; or
- BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
- 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
- GCSEs – English and Maths grade C/4.
You may also need to complete:
- an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check; and
- a Prohibition Order check; and
- a satisfactory placement suitability check.
All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.
NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.
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