If you are working directly with children and young people this course allows you to use your current experience as the ‘foundation’ upon which to build your new and growing understanding of the Every Child Matters agenda, of learning and of young people’s needs.
The modules listed below show an example of what your course may entail – please enquire for more details.
Introduction to study skills
This module will provide the support you need in beginning an academic programme at this level.
This will help you chart your learning over the whole Year One programme. It will focus on two areas: personal and professional communication and management skills; academic and study skills.
Ensuring the well-being of children and young people
This provides an introduction to national policy and initiatives. It investigates current and future roles for those working to promote children’s well-being and explores the local and national policy context for safeguarding.
Communication and partnership in children’s services
This addresses communication at two levels: your skills and understanding in communicating with children and young people; how you communicate and work with other children’s services workers and with parents and carers.
Introduction to the development of children and young people (0 – 19 years)
This is an introduction to the development of children and young people that will give an initial insight into how children think, learn, respond and interact at different times in their lives.
Work based project (double module)
This builds on work-based tasks set in other modules to provide an opportunity for you to focus on a topic of your own choice.
This will help you target development needs and recognise and develop themes across the course. It will help you plan for career progression including support for entry into a specific BA programme.
Meeting the individual needs of children and young people with specific learning difficulties
This examines how the needs of pupils with specific learning difficulties can be planned for within the wider context of social inclusion.
Behaviour for Learning
This explores the ways of promoting positive behaviour in children. It enables the development of further professional expertise in managing challenging behaviour.
Planning, assessing and evaluating learning
This examines the process of planning lessons that meet individual needs and build good learning behaviours.
Choice of phase specific modules
Early Years to 14-19 including:
Child Development, Supporting Literacy, Supporting Numeracy, Teaching and Learning in primary core curriculum and Teaching and Learning in the secondary phase.
Work-based independent study (double module)
This module continues the integration of academic and work based learning, and provides you with an opportunity to focus on a topic of your own choice.