Cornwall College

FdA Children and Young People's Workforce

Small study groups. An open door policy from our tutors. All the one-to-one support you need. Get involved with courses designed in conjunction with employers and delivered by industry professionals. Work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate. It’s why 9 out of 10 of the 2,000 learners who study with us every year go on to the career of their choice. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1159 Developmental Perspectives

    • CORC1156 Reflective Practice

    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1158 Safeguarding Children and Young People

    • CORC1157 Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    Optional modules
    • CORC1163 Forest School

    • CORC1161 Constructions of Childhood and Youth

    • CORC1162 Working with Children and Families

    • CORC1164 Risk Versus Challenge in the Outdoors

    • CORC1166 Special Study 1

    • CORC1171 Behaviour for Learning

    • CORC1172 Supporting Special Educational Needs

    • CORC1173 Children and Young People's Health and Well-Being

    • CORC1215 Play in the Early Years

      In this Early Years Pathway Option Module, students will develop their knowledge and understanding of play in the early years education. Students will have opportunities to be able to apply theory to practice, investigating different methods and approaches in structuring play-based activities and environments indoors and outdoors. Students will explore how learning can be recorded for assessment purposes.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC2135 Supporting Transitions

    • CORC2136 Multi-agency Collaboration

    • CORC2137 Inclusive Practice

    • CORC2138 Applied Research Practice Project

    Optional modules
    • CORC2148 Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

    • CORC2149 Identity, Culture and Society

    • CORC2090 Community and Language Revival

      This module seeks to explore the benefits of language acquisition through the experiences of teaching languages to early years and primary school children. The module draws specifically on examples from Cornwall, The Isle of Man and the European wide minority languages movement.

    • CORC2139 Outdoor Experiential Learning

    • CORC2140 Crime, Young People and The Law

    • CORC2146 Role of the Play-based Curriculum

    • CORC2150 Promoting Health for Children and Young People

    • CORC2151 Safeguarding Children and Young People 2

    • CORC2142 Working with Disaffected Young People

    • CORC2143 Children's Social Care

    • CORC2144 Special Study 2

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a college closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College