Supporting Children and Families in Social Contexts Foundation Degree (FCHD)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC340
Qualification Type Not Set
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for anyone who works supporting children in social, family, voluntary, charitable or youth services. It focuses on the skills and underpinning knowledge required in the children and families’ workforce. The topics are relevant to the implementation of governmental legislation, policies and strategies, including learning and social development, communication skills, team working strategies, interventions and health and welfare issues in the field of children’s services.

It will expand the understandings you have developed through your practice and previous experiences and develop academic skills that enable you to carry out your role more effectively.


On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • Working In a Multi-Agency Environment
  • Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Communication and Language (Families)
  • Working with Families or Working with 21st Century Children
  • Children, Families and Social Policy
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Research-Informed Practice in Social Contexts
  • Developing Social and Emotional Resilience or Understanding Children’s Behaviour
  • Leading and Managing or Developing Literacy

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is through a mixture of reports, essays, presentations etc

Entry requirements

A Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade C (grade 4); Functional Skills Level 2 (previously Key Skills Communication Level 2); Adult Literacy Level 2.

A Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National or NVQ Level 3.

Employer support and at least one year’s volunteering/working experience. Previous relevant work experience and learning may be accredited and assessed as part of the application process.

You will also require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Your next steps...

Graduates can progress to further study on the Top-up BA (Hons) Professional Practice and may continue to the MA Family Support or MA in Education.