Child and Family Studies FD





About the course

If you are already working (employed or volunteering) with children, young people and families for at least 14 hours per week, this course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide a high-quality service as well as enhancing your employment opportunities.

Core to this is the belief that we all have rights, should have equal access to services and life opportunities, and that everybody’s qualities and potential are important and valuable.

Study the essential aspects of child development and welfare, legislation and policy as you develop your own capacity for independent thinking and creative approaches to working with children, young people and families.

Choose Child and Family Studies Foundation Degree and:

  • Learn whilst working in childcare, with the support of your employer and a mentor, allowing you to relate your learning and theory to your practice
  • Study with a diverse range of people, with a wealth of experience to share with each other
  • Develop extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of child development and childcare service provision
  • Explore areas of study including: child observation; beliefs, expectations and language of youth; social policy and families multi-agency working; applied psychology; management and organisational theory
  • Gain understanding of theory, policy and practice as you develop a sound working knowledge of current legislation, Government policy and initiatives
  • Benefit from a course that allows you to enter the final year of an Honours degree (e.g the BA (Hons) Early Years Studies or Child and Adolescent Studies) and opens doors to careers in outreach and community work; educational welfare; family support; youth remand centres; residential social work; special or statutory schools or in children’s rights



Child and Family Studies - FD - Barnfield College

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - L520
  • Campus Location - Barnfield College
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Recognition of Prior and Experiential Learning (RPEL) is a process that enables people of all ages, backgrounds and attitudes to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge they already possess. A persons learning and experience can be formally recognised and taken into account to:

  • gain entry to higher education courses
  • give exemption from certain parts of a course

RPEL takes into account:

  • organised prior-learning where the learning has been assessed and where certificates are awarded on completion
  • learning gained through unstructured experiences and short courses, arising through leisure pursuits, family experiences and work

If you think that RPEL will be of benefit to you, you should have a preliminary discussion with the course manager.

Additional:

Learners must be in work, either in a paid or voluntary capacity for a minimum of 14 hours with children, young people or families and must demonstrate vocationally related practice at a supervisory level (Level 3). You will be expected to provide evidence from your line manager throughout the duration of the course.

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Fees and Funding

  • The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £6,165 per year.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £6,165 per year.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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