Develop the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and families. Learn about human development and the impact of a variety of issues which may impact wellbeing. Then study the process of assessment and intervention in order to provide early support when others need help.
You’ll apply your learning on placement and reflect on your experiences to develop your skills as a practitioner for children, young people and families. You’ll examine how an individual grows and develops, as well as the potential factors that might make an impact on them. Within this context, you’ll explore how practitioners engage and communicate with children, young people and families – while maintaining a professional outlook at all times.
It’s expected that throughout the course you’ll be in a placement – applying your knowledge and learning appropriately, becoming confident in your practice and ready for your next step.
A brand-new campus
It’s planned that on-campus teaching for this course will start at Oxstalls in September 2024, then transfer to the new City Campus in Gloucester in the 2024-25 academic year. This provides time to ensure a smooth transition and familiarisation with the new facilities for all.
The vibrant new City Campus will be at the heart of the regeneration of Gloucester city centre. It will bring an iconic building back to life as a modern centre for teaching, learning and community partnerships and provide an excellent student experience.
The course is delivered on a Wednesday and Thursday 9.15 – 4.15 until January and then you will be on placement for 2 days a week and receive a full day of teaching from 9.15 – 5.15pm. The campus this is delivered at is Oxstalls. If you have a work-related role to this course, you may be able to use this as your placement so that you can learn and earn at the same time.
You’ll work with others when you undertake assessments and deal with safeguarding concerns. You’ll plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate a variety of suitable interventions – enabling you to consider effective evidence-based solutions as a result of your understanding of a situation. You’ll explore the specifics of working with a specialised age group in a variety of contexts to further develop your employability.
You can also take this course as a higher apprenticeship.