Year 2 (Foundation Degree) (national level 5):
- Social Policy and Children's Well-Being
Explore child wellbeing and related concepts and consider the nature of social policy. Examine social policy initiatives that may promote and undermine child wellbeing.
- Professional Practice in Safeguarding of Children and Young People
Consider the diverse meaning of safeguarding families, children, and young people in practice. Examine historical perspectives and theory which has influenced practices since the post war period. Identify and evaluate roles, responsibilities and functions of practitioners and multi-agency services.
Examine the core principles of effective leadership and management in an educational setting and the characteristics of an effective workshop. Consider what makes an effective manager; the roles, functions and factors affecting relationships and performance within the setting.
Develop a broader understanding of the impact of government initiatives on the development and use of learning technologies that support learning. Investigate validity of learning technologies as an effective means for supporting cross-curricular activities, differentiated activities and individual learning.
- Project Design and Development
Gain an understanding of how to prepare for a self-directed research task. Develop knowledge of the issues of research methodology and the aim and rationale of social research within your chosen area. Demonstrate awareness of the methods of social research by applying it to your practical and academic work. Participate in a range of research experiences, such as statistical analysis, interviews, and participation observations, designed to encourage greater awareness of the benefits of research and innovative design to children, families, and settings.
Complete the project for which you have developed a proposal and literature review during the Project Design and Development module. Explore an area of personal and professional interest and carry out data collection necessary to inform your project. Combine your skills of critical thinking and analysis that you have developed throughout the course to engage in problem-solving and decision-making.