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Overview

This course is ideal for anyone who is currently working in a setting that supports children and families. It focuses on the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required by ​the children and families’ workforce and will expand upon your valuable previous experience.

 You will learn the theories behind current practice and further the knowledge and understanding that is required to carry out your role effectively.

The course runs on a Monday in 1st year and Tuesday in 2nd year (1.30pm - 7pm during term-time)


Course structure

Course Benefits

  • Receive tuition and feedback from experts in the field.
  • Draw on your experience to support your academic development.
  • Gain professional knowledge that underpins your working experience and can be applied to enhance this.
  • Benefit from sharing experiences, extending contacts with other professionals.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

​The topics are relevant to the implementation of governmental legislation, policies and strategies, including learning and social development, communication skills, team working strategies, interventions, health and welfare issues in the field of children’s services.

 
You will study alongside fellow professionals where you will reflect on your practical experience by looking at what you know and do well, and how you can improve your knowledge to be more effective. It is a highly regarded qualification that will improve your ​work performance and your career opportunities. You can use it as a stepping stone to study at honours degree level. This foundation degree can be completed in two ​years, one afternoon per week.

​On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: 
  • Working in a Multiagency Environment
  • Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Working with 21st Century Children
  • Children, Families and Social Policy
  • Developing Social and Emotional Resilience and Working with Families

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • FDA4102 - HLTA Preparation
  • FDA4072 - Working with Twenty-First Century Children
  • FDA4062 - Working with Families
  • FDA4042 - Communication and Language (Families)
  • FDA4032 - Inclusivity and Diversity
  • FDA4012 - Introduction to Child Development Theory
  • FDA4002 - Developing Learning Skills for Professional Practice

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • FDA5092 - Higher Level Teaching Assistant Preparation Level 5
  • FDA5062 - Assessments and Interventions
  • FDA5052 - Developing Literacy
  • FDA5042 - Leading and Managing
  • FDA5032 - Understanding Children's Behaviour
  • FDA5022 - Developing Social and Emotional Resilience
  • FDA5082 - Children, Families and Social Policy
  • FDA5132 - Research-informed Practice in Social Contexts

Course structure

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements are a key part of all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here

 

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Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group workshops and seminars. Students also are able to access tutorial support from a range of expert tutors.

All students are expected to develop their professional skills supported by tutors, employers, mentors and peers. Students have the opportunity to underpin their practice with theory and research.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's virtual learning environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.


Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Directed activities in each module support you by scaffolding your work towards the final module assessment.  Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

You must have a Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade C (grade 4); Functional Skills Level 2 (previously Key Skills Communication Level 2); Adult Literacy Level 2. You must have a Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National, NVQ3 or Level 3 entry paper. You must have employer support and at least one year's volunteering/working experience. Previous relevant work experience and learning may be accredited and assessed as part of the application process.
Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​​

UK & EU Students:

​Foundation degree courses are £5,000 a year for tuition fees in 2016–17. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you are studying. 
​​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

"This course will improve your career opportunities and increase your professional skills."

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

Graduates can progress to the BA (Hons) Professional Practice at Leeds Trinity. This 'top up' to full degree status can be accessed part time or full time based on students' continuing engagement with a workplace.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Business and ManagementPGCE Business and MBA, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.  

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Leeds city centre

Leeds

​​​​Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
 
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started. 
What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from our other related programmes.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for! If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.

​£2.2 million​

We've invest​ed £2.2 million in our sports and fitness centre, which includes a gym that rivals the best in the city centre

​​Ranked 28th from all UK universities

WhatUni also ranked us 28th out of all 113 UK universities in 2015, thanks to glowing reviews from our very own students

​2nd in the UK​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for stu​dent satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide 2015

​Graduate Jobs​

Thousands of graduate jobs are created in Leeds every year

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