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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 17:50

Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on family and community learning.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
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Course Description

The course will develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the child in the socio-cultural context and skills for effective practice in education and childcare settings.

It will examine and analyse a range of strategies for supporting families,  critically examine links between policy and theories of child development, audit practice in working with families, set objectives and SMART targets, continue development of a professional journal.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Written assessment of 3,000 words (100%). Part A and Part B must be completed successfully.

Resit: Resubmission of written assignment, either or both parts (dependent on initial result).

Formative Assessment

Students are required to collaborate online and give formative feedback within their action learning sets. Tutors also give written formative feedback on Part A of the course assessment before students undertake part B.


In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessment is provided to students (typically within four weeks of submission). Feedback can highlight strengths and gives clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face or telephone tutorials can be arranged for students who require additional support.

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