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Foundation Degree in Working with Children & Young People

  • LEVEL 5

Course Overview

This course is for anyone who works with children and young people from 0 – 25 years (working in Children’s Centres, Secondary school support staff, Extended schools, Health & Social Care and Local Authority Practitioners and Advisory staff) and wants to improve their skills and knowledge whilst staying in their current job.

Foundation Degrees (FdA) are particularly appropriate for students considering returning to learning after a break or those who have not gained their qualifications through the traditional school-based route. The course does not qualify you to teach (QTS), or confer the title of Early Years Professional, but is a ‘stepping-stone’ towards this status.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2026

Entry Requirements

A relevant Level 3 qualification

• A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience
• Current employment in an appropriate setting (for a mi...

Course information

What you will study: Modules for Year 1 – Level 4
– Search Skills for Higher Education – Using Evidence
– Child & Adolescent Development
– Policy, Perspective and Practice
– Learning Research and Theory
– Developing the Role of the Reflective Practitioner

Modules for Year 2 – Level 5
– Leadership & Management
– The Child, Family and Society
– Children and Young People’s Health
– Communication in a Multilingual Society
– Reflective Practice and Project

The duration of this course is 2 years.

You will study at the Langley campus of The Windsor Forest Colleges Group all day Wednesday 9.00am – 5.30pm. This Foundation Degree is validated by the University of West London.

Your work will be assessed through presentations, reports, essays and a reflective essay, projects, a project diary, a portfolio and one online test.

Level 5 UOWL Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People – East Berkshire College

Examples of progression pathways can lead to Early Years Professional or Qualified Teacher Status; Applying for access to starting a career in social services; applying for a career with the local authority, or a career in the wider services related to working with children and young people.

Level 5