Children and Young People (FdA)

University of Derby the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
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Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, September

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About Children and Young People at University of Derby

  • Study a course that's been developed with employers in the sector, so you know it's relevant and up-to-date
  • Choose a specialist pathway relevant to your interests: Early Years, Teaching Assistant, or Health and Social Care
  • Gain hands-on industry experience by volunteering/working two days a week in the sector.

You can study this course at Buxton and Leek College as part of the University of Derby, or at one of our partner colleges:

  • Vision West Nottinghamshire College
  • Loughborough College
  • Chesterfield College
  • Derby College
  • Barnet Southgate College
  • Preston's College
  • Cheshire College South and West
  • Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Stephenson College
  • London College (2019 provision)

Developed with employers

This professional qualification is valued by employers. We'll help you to become a more confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner working with children, young people and their families. The course enables those already working, or wanting to work with children and young people aged 0' 9, to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. You can choose a specialist pathway relevant to your interests: Early Years, Health and Social Care, or Teaching Assistant. You'll need to be working* or volunteering in the sector two days per week, or have a relevant vocational Level 3 qualification.

*Dependent on chosen site of study.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardFdAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSE grades C or above. One of these must include English
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification such as the CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistants or similar, or
  • A level qualifications will be considered.

Relevant subjects - N/A

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