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1Welcome to the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Work with Communities and Young People Julie Flett – Senior Lecturer and Programme LeaderSarah Hargreaves – Head of DivisionChristopher Herriot – Senior Lecturer & Admissions TutorRichard Rooke – Mature Student Advisory Service
3Why YCD? We’ve been doing this for half a century! One of the largest Youth and Community teams in the country.A very diverse group with professional experience in lots of different fields.Wide range of programmes and opportunitiesActive research department
4The course will…provide an accredited qualification & opportunity for continuing professional developmentoffer an opportunity to understand and develop practice underpinned with relevant theoryengage students in current debate in relation to community development and issues relating to young people within community settings
5FD - The structureStudy days: Tuesday & Wednesday – full time students, just Wednesday part-timeClass-based and modular – designed to accommodate the needs of both full and part-time studentsDuration from 2 years full time, 3- 6 years part timeContinuous assessmentDiverse student group and staff team
6Modules at Level 4 You can expect to study: Policy, Principle and Values - developing skills and knowledge in relation to community and youth developmentPerspectives of Practice - including education and community development theories, and their application to practiceProfessional Context - locating professional practice within a social policy and cultural frameworkApplied Social Sciences - applying psychology and sociology to understanding young people and communities
7Modules at Level 5 You can expect to study: Community in Context – understanding communities, exploring notions of cohesion, conflict, social capital & the role of community organisers in building stronger communities.Managing – developing skills in relation to project planning and managing staff/volunteers, organisations and projectsIdentity and Issue based work – exploring concepts of identity in relation to work with individuals, groups and communities.
8Level 5 - continued Plus, either: Developing Practice - enabling those in a substantive work setting to gain credit for applying theory to their work practice and building a reflective portfolioOr,Negotiated Module – offering the opportunity to develop a specialised area of interest through identifying a need in the field and developing a practical response. This module also offers the opportunity to accredit prior learning (APL) in some circumstances.*This module outline is subject to validation
9Learning and Teaching This course: attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds, teaching methods are varied to accommodate this.is work based, emphasising experiential learning.is assessed via coursework including essays, presentations, case studies and reflective diaries.
10Time commitment & expectations The course:involves 1 full day a week for part-time students & 2 full days for full time students (10-5pm).expects students to be working or volunteering for at least six hours per week.requires students to read, research and study independently for at least a further six hours per week (individually & in groups).
11Course details...Location – Leicester City campus or North Warwickshire & Hinckley CollegeUCAS Course Code – L590Entry and Admissions Criteria:One year’s practical experience in a youth or community environment either statutory or voluntary .By the start of the course, students who are not work-based must have arranged at least six hours of paid of voluntary experience in a youth or community setting per week for the duration of the course.Continued…Getting on teh course:11
12Entry & Admissions Continued… In addition you should normally have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, plus one of the following:180 UCAS points from at least one A Level of BTEC qualificationInternational Baccalaureate: 24 PointsNVQ Level 3 or modern apprenticeship in a related subject or a progressive diplomaAccess to Higher Education AwardExperienced and international students are welcomed and will be considered according to their qualifications and experience. Suitable applicants will be invited for interview.CRB – essential for all courses
13Resources De Montfort offers a range of support agencies: CLASS – learning support at the LibraryUniversity facilities – sports etc.Student HousingWelfare support| | 13
14Student support on the FD The FD is taught in much smaller groups than many undergraduate programmesAll students are allocated a personal tutor who will provide individual support throughout the learning journey.Students attend an individual termly tutorial as well as additional group tutorials and support via telephone, and central University services.
15Foundation Degree – where it leads Excellent basis for further studyOpportunities for full honours degreeRoutes into Professional Qualification Courses (e.g.entry into Year 2 of the BA Youth & Community)Leads to jobs in a variety of contexts
16Welcome to the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Work with Communities and Young People Julie Flett – Senior Lecturer and Programme LeaderSarah Hargreaves – Head of DivisionChristopher Herriot – Senior Lecturer & Admissions TutorRichard Rooke – Mature Student Advisory Service