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FdA in Healthcare Play Specialism

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Course CodeE0161
Academic Year1718
Dates15th September 2017 to 6th July 2018
Times09:00 to 17:00
Location NameNuneaton Campus
AreaChild Development
Mode Of ProvisionPart Time
IntroductionNorth Warwickshire & Hinckley College, working with the University of West London, is offering the opportunity to study The Healthcare Play Specialism Foundation Degree. This degree has been developed to raise the profile of and enhance the professional skills and status of the Play Specialist. The programme of study is aimed at both volunteers and staff employed in the sector. It provides an opportunity to gain the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in the sector
Study OutlineModules will include: Year 1 (Level 4): Search for Health at Level 4; Using Evidence in Health and Social Care; Children and Young People Policy and Practice; Play and Recreation; Child Development; Reflective Skills and Practice Assessment Year 2 (Level 5): Children and Young People: Leadership and Management; Health in Children and Young People; The Child, Family and Society; Enhancing Resilience in Children and Young People; Investigating Resources; Reflective Skills & Practice Assessment
Entry RequirementsIt is expected that all candidates for the Foundation Degree will have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Early Years or a related field with two years work experience, again in the related field. Candidates will also need to be able to demonstrate/evidence Literacy and Numeracy Skills at Level 2. The programme of study is open to both staff employed in the sector and volunteer staff. Volunteers are expected to have arranged their work placement prior to enrolment on the programme.
EquipmentYou will be advised at interview – reading lists will be provided, some of which you may wish to purchase. Access to ICT is essential.
AttendanceThe Foundation Degree is a part-time, two year course with Level 4 being completed in Year 1 and Level 5 in Year 2. All students are expected to attend College one day a week from 9.00am - 5.00pm, in addition to completing a minimum of 200 employed/volunteer placement hours each year. Students are required to attend all modules to be eligible to progress and pass the module.
AssessmentAssessment will be through a combination of work based tasks, presentations and assignments. During the first year students will sit a multiple choice exam and during the second year they will sit a written exam answering questions related to a set case study. Candidates are expected to achieve 120 credits each year through a combination of the above forms of assessment.
ProgressionA certificate will be awarded after completion of 120 credits for those exiting the programme of study on completion of Level 4 after the first year. However this does not provide sufficient credits for registration as a Healthcare Play Specialist. On completion of the second year students will achieve the Foundation Degree qualification (FdA) at level 5 which provides the opportunity to register as a Healthcare Play Specialist with HPSET.
QualificationFoundation Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of West London
Level4 & 5
Available Full-time?N
Available Part-time?Y
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?Y
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