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FdA Children, Parenting and Communities

This Foundation degree is awarded by Hull University

The FdA Children, Parenting & Communities has been developed to meet the educational and training needs of those who work with children, young people and their families across social care, childcare, health and education settings. The course is suitable for people who work or wish to work within the 0-19 year agenda and with parents.
The programme contains bespoke modules that have particular relevance to those involved in the sphere of activity related to children, young people and parenting and covers all aspects of Common Core for the Children's Workforce and Every Child Matters government agenda as well as embracing the five core principles for the government's 10 year Children's Plan 2007:-

government does not bring up children parents do - so government needs to do more to back parents and families;

all children have the potential to succeed and should go as far as their talents can take them;

children and young people need to enjoy their childhood as well as grow up prepared for adult life;

services need to be shaped by and responsive to children, young people and families, not designed around professional boundaries; and

it is always better to prevent failure than tackle a crisis later.

The course is designed to cover academic areas as outlined below which underpin the practice of work within the field of children parenting and communities.

No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

2 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4 modules consist of:
Study and Research Skills
Historical and Policy Context for Community Practice
Gender, Parenting and Young People
Personal and Practice Development 1
Values and Principles of Practice
Lifespan Development

Level 5 modules consist of:
Researching Communities
Partnerships and Networking
Parenting Strategies
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Communication and Counselling Skills
Personal and Practice Development 2

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: examinations (pre-release), essays, case studies, reports, assessment of practice, self assessment analysis based reports, recorded evidence, individual and group presentations. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in many organisations that deliver focus around work with children, young people and their families across social care, childcare, health and education. These organisations include children's centres, teenage pregnancy, schools, health promotion, young people's services including a range of areas & youth work. Graduate Children, Parenting & Community workers work with children between 0-19 and their families. Graduates of this programme are strongly placed to apply for training in health & social care & community development.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013