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FdSc Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

The Learning Institute
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2 years
Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, London - Show all  
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Course description

FdSc Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Positive mental health and wellbeing is crucial in enabling children and young people to achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling life. This foundation degree allows students to explore the wide range of contemporary issues which can positively or negatively impact upon the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Biological, psychological, social, emotional and political influences are considered in relation to the current crisis in mental health.

For those working to support children and young people, the degree provides a variety of effective, practical, non-specialist, therapeutic approaches. The overarching aim of the degree is to enhance students' understanding, and to develop their practical abilities in order to play an active role in enhancing the life experiences and outcomes for children and young people.

You will study with like-minded people across a range of other related professional roles based in your own community. As work-based practice is a key part of this course you have the potential to earn whilst you learn.

Suitability - Who should attend?

We consider applications from individuals from a wide range of prior educational and employment experiences. For all applicants, current or recent experience of working with learners, such as employment or work in a voluntary capacity within a work setting, is desirable.

Standard entry: The normal minimum entry requirement for Foundation Degree courses is the possession of 4 GCSEs (Grade C/4 or above) and 1 A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Non-standard entry: The University of Worcester and The Learning Institute are committed to providing education to all those who can demonstrate the potential to benefit and succeed. We welcome applicants who hold qualifications or experiences that are different to those shown above, and who can demonstrate the ability to benefit from the course and show their potential to complete the course successfully. Please contact us for more details.

Evidence of level 2 literacy is required, for example key skills or functional skills at level 2 or GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above. As an alternative, students whose first language is not English may present evidence of a minimum standard of English at IELTS level 6 (with no less than 5.5 in each element). If you do not have evidence of literacy at level 2 or above then you will expected to complete a written task to demonstrate competence in written English.

Training Course Content

Level 4

  • Supporting academic skills
  • Human growth and development
  • Introducing the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Practitioner enquiry
  • Promoting the enabling environment

Level 5

  • Understanding our personal and professional selves
  • Identification and support of mental health and wellbeing of children and young.people
  • Agency in children and young people
  • Practitioner enquiry in action
  • Therapeutic interventions and interpersonal communication

These modules are indicative, and subject to change

Course delivery details

This foundation degree is accredited by the University of Worcester. It will be delivered using a blended learning approach, which combines face-to-face learning, live online learning, tutorials, work-based learning and independent study. Students will require a basic level of ICT competence and access to a computer with a secure Internet connection.

There will be a weekly learning session (one day per week, 1.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.). This will be delivered either face-to-face in a local venue or live online, enabling you to balance study, work and home demands. This day will remain the same for the duration of the foundation degree.

Continuing Studies

The course could provide you with the self-confidence, skills and knowledge to develop your career working with children and young people. This work-based approach to learning can put you at an advantage over other degree courses as you will be in a position to show your understanding of mental health and wellbeing practices in action. You will be well prepared to work in education settings, children’s centres or additional care provision in statutory, voluntary and private organisations. The majority of students on similar courses complete a top-up year to gain a full honours degree, with some moving on further into masters level study.

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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute provides opportunities for individuals and communities through high quality education, training and research programs that challenge personal barriers and promote social inclusion. We have over 16 years’ experience developing and delivering courses for people looking to work...


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