The Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies is a two year full-time or three year part time higher education course which aims to give students the required theory and knowledge to work with children and young people in a variety of settings. Work/voluntary experience allows students to apply and observe how theory is put into practice however, this is not a competency based training. The course leads to a Foundation Degree qualification validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. A QCF Childcare qualification in professional practice can be studied alongside the FdA.
Whilst completion of the course does not guarantee progression, students completing the course have successfully undertaken degree programmes in Social Work; Nursing or teaching. Employment is often gained in many local childcare or education agencies. Progression to the BA (Hons) Social Care Studies (Top-up) at Coleg Sir Gar is encouraged.
Students study eleven compulsory modules. The modules are as follows:
Level 4 - Year One:
Level 5 - Year Two:
Assessment is by coursework completed throughout the year. There are no examinations.
One A Level or equivalent.
Access qualifications are welcomed.
Mature candidates may be accepted if they have practical or personal experience with no previous qualifications. Decisions are made on an individual basis following an interview.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning.
All applicants must apply via UCAS using the course code L521 and institution code C22.
Enhanced DBS - £44
Annual registration to DBS update service - £13