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|Introduction||North 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 Outline||Modules 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 Requirements||It 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.|
|Equipment||You will be advised at interview reading lists will be provided, some of which you may wish to purchase. Access to ICT is essential.|
|Attendance||The 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.|
|Assessment||Assessment 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.|
|Progression||A 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.|
|Awarding Body||University of West London|
|Level||4 & 5|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||Y|