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HNC Children, Schools & Families

For 2019 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 4 Children, Schools & Families

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students intending to work or working in the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

The programme focuses on the effectiveness and importance of preparation for working as part of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team. At the same time it provides a range of opportunities for specialisation related to distinct roles within
this workforce.

The delivery at Duchy Rosewarne is particularly suitable if you would like to study full-time outcomes over one day per week.

Work-based learning, in its various forms, is one of the major defining characteristics of this programme and you will have the opportunity to reflect upon these learning opportunities in every aspect of this programme.


Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– FdA Children & Young People’s Workforce final year at Duchy Rosewarne or Duchy Stoke
– FdA Early Childhood Studies final year at Saltash
– BSc (Hons) Health, Community & Social Science final two years at Duchy Rosewarne


Possible Careers 

– Teacher
– Nursery Manager
– Speech and Language Therapist
– Children’s Centre Practitioner or Manager
– Further Education College Lecturer
– Social Care Worker
– Outdoor Experiential Learning Practitioner
– Play Therapist
– Education Officer

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 395L
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will also need to have appropriate work practice with children, young people and their families.

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Course Documents

HNC-FdA Children, Schools and Families 2018-19


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Reflective Practice
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Safeguarding Children & Young People
  • Developmental Perspectives

Options (choose one)

  • Personal & Employability Skills Development
  • Constructions of Childhood & Youth
  • Working with Children & Families
  • Forest School
  • Risk versus Challenge in the Outdoors
  • Sport & Young People
  • Special Study 1
  • The Third Sector
  • Supporting Learners Learning
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Supporting Special Educational Needs
  • Children & Young People’s Health & Wellbeing

*Modules are subject to change and availability


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Start Date





1 year full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information