Children, Families and Community Health foundation degree has been developed in collaboration with local colleges, and in consultation with local Sure Start Centres, this highly multidisciplinary course is directly relevant and applicable to practice.
UCAS course code: LL35
Duration: Normally two years full-time, three years part-time (part-time students should apply directly to Leicester College
Institution code: D26
Location: Leicester College
Pass. English and Maths GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits in each subject
Work Experience: Work experience is considered as an important criteria for selection
This course welcomes mature students and values their experience. In some cases an alternative experiential and academic profile may be accepted for entry.
You must complete a declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information. You will also need a declaration form clearance prior to the start of the course.
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. International students are required to provide a criminal records certificate clearance from home country prior to the start of the course.
Personal Statement selection criteria
Taught by lecturers from the local college, you will enjoy a variety of teaching methods including; lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, problem solving, guided reading and e-learning. module has some form of assessment; for example, a short test plus a mini project or some group work plus an essay. Usually there will be two parts to the assessment for each module.
Students of Children, Families and Community Health benefit from the choice of teaching by lecturers from local colleges North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and Leicester College, who use their expertise to draw upon your personal experiences at work and in the home and relate them to relevant theories and concepts.
This highly multidisciplinary course has been developed in collaboration with local colleges, and in consultation with local Sure Start Centres, to ensure it is directly relevant and applicable to practice
A major component is the work-based learning element which is incorporated in the Research, Study Skills and Personal Development modules.
You are allocated to a suitable work-based setting, eg a crèche or play group, for an average of two to three hours per week to develop your practical skills (where possible these will be arranged to suit particular circumstances).
You need to have completed a total of 150 hours during Level 4 and a further 150 hours during Level 5. If you are already in employment you are not likely to require a special placement.
This course will interest those pursuing a career in any of the caring professions, particularly those without the formal qualifications to start a traditional degree.
You can exit the course at any point and will be credited with any modules you have passed. These can then be used to rejoin or apply to other courses at the college or university.
Successful completion allows progression to the final year of the Health Studies BA (Hons)|, or to the Level 6 ‘top-up’ degree, Evaluating Practice: Working with Children BA (Hons). These can be studied either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).
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You will benefit from the facilities at your chosen college as well as being a student at DMU and having access to the teaching and learning facilities we have.
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