The course will equip you with specialist knowledge and practical skills needed to support children and young people with mental health problems, their families and carers. You will also gain invaluable insights into the range of available services and interventions in this field.
This Foundation Degree will enable you to develop transferable skills, including effective communication skills, group work, individual and family interventions.
In particular you will look more deeply into issues concerning children and young people with mental health problems and reflect on your practice.
Work-based learning forms a signifcant part of the course. Students who are not in suitable employment will need to source a suitable placement for the duration of the course, which equates to 200 hours per academic year; equivalent to one day per week. Students are supported in this process.
Discussions with visiting lecturers, the course team, wider reading and research will enable you to link theory to your practice and the workplace.
The following document provides information on the common core of skills and knowledge for everyone working with children and young people:
The taught component of the course will normailly be delivered on one day a week across two semester per year in Exeter, Devon (subject to course approval).
Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- The Foundation Degree is equivalent to the first two years of study on an Honours degree programme.
Next Start Date:
Two years, full time.
All attended days are Thursdays 9.45am -5.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September 2016
Coach Trip to the University of Worcester:
Friday 9th September 2016
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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (levels 4 and 5).