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Children with BalloonsFoundation Degree (FdSc) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Validated by University of Worcester)


This 2 year foundation degree is a full-time course available to study at Iron Mill College in Poole, with teaching 1 day per week. It is validated by University of Worcester.

  • Ideal for anyone who is working or wanting to work with children, young people, and their families and carers, to promote psychological wellbeing and improve mental health.
  • A recognised qualification that will contribute to your personal and professional development, as well as a route into further study and careers.
  • Offers opportunities,via University of Worcester, to progress through a third year of top-up study to a BSc (Hons) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a BA (Hons) in Applied Health & Social Science, or a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences.



This course is validated by University of Worcester:

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Course Details

Key features:

  • High quality teaching, mixed with a strong work based learning element within the course, will equip you with everything you need to develop new insights whilst linking them to practice through your work or placement setting.
  • A vocationally relevant course where participants will develop skills and strategies necessary for working in partnership with a range of service users and their families, services, professionals and groups across the education, health and social care settings.
  • Students will also gain a wide variety of personal and transferable skills including assessing and planning, problem solving and decision making, mental health promotion, interdisciplinary working and interpersonal skills.
  • Recognised as a full-time programme and eligible for Student Finance applications, teaching takes place 1 day per week at Iron Mill College in Poole. During the 2 years of the course, participants are also required to undertake 400 hours of work based learning and there is also a particular focus on independent guided study in this programme.
Eligibility:

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Possess 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) and 32 UCAS tariff points (2017 tariff) at A level which must include at least one 6-unit award. The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See University of Worcester's new UCAS tariff page for more information. 
  • Other acceptable qualifications include:
    • AVCE
    • BTEC
    • Pre-2002 qualifications (e.g. GNVQ, BTEC ND etc.)
    • NVQ Level 3
    • European Baccalaureate (65%)
    • Foundation Year/Access course pass
  • Be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, plus an occupational health check, during the application process.
  • Demonstrate evidence of current practice and experience of working with children and young people. We will also consider applications that do not fit the above criteria if you can demonstrate significant practice experience of working with children and young people.

If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more. If you are new to Iron Mill College, you might also find our Taster Days a useful way to experience what it's like to study at Iron Mill College, before applying
Alternatively a Course Tutor would be happy to speak with you personally – please contact us if you would like us to put you in touch.


How to apply:

Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website.

  • The Course Code is: L514.
  • The Campus Code is: A (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for Student Finance).

Please also let us know when you have submitted an application to UCAS, by emailing amanda.murrell@ironmill.co.uk.


Applications for Student Finance are made at:



  • Campus Code: (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for the course through UCAS).



How to apply:


Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website.

  • The Course Code is: L514.
  • The Campus Code is: A (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for Student Finance).

Please also let us know when you have submitted an application to UCAS, by emailing 
amanda.murrell@ironmill.co.uk.


Applications for 
Student Finance are made at:



  • Campus Code: (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for the course through UCAS).
 

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