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Selection event for Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and Families (Part-Time)

  • What is a telephone or Skype interview?

    It's a process to assess whether you're suitable for a place on the course. It's a chance to share with us your knowledge about the subject and your enthusiasm for the career.

    Being invited to participate in a telephone or Skype interview doesn't mean you're guaranteed a place on the course.

    To find out more about this process, please see the subject-specific information below.

  • When will my interview take place?

    We will email you a date and time for the interview to take place and ask if you would prefer a telephone or Skype interview. Alternative dates and times will be available should you need to re- schedule.

  • What happens on a telephone/ Skype interview?

    The interview will usually take 10- 15 minutes and will consist of a number of questions

  • What else can I experience?

    The interview is all about finding the right people for the course. There are other ways you can see our campuses and accommodation, including our weekly student-led tours.

  • Do I need to prepare anything in advance?

    Send the declaration form that you will have been sent with the interview arrangements to ! UGSocialCare@shu.ac.uk

  • What are we looking for?

    During our conversation, we're looking for you to demonstrate:

    • a good understanding of current issues facing children, young people and families
    • a well-developed, clear and realistic understanding of the profession and an awareness of what being a professional means.  This should be supported by examples gained from your experience
    • an understanding of the format of the course. This includes the resilience required to successfully combine academic study with placements
    • awareness of placement commitments, which includes:
    - willingness to travel
    - ability to work flexible shift patterns (not night shifts)
    telephone or Skype interview.

  • Who is involved in the selection event?

    A member of academic staff from the course

  • What happens after my telephone or Skype interview?

    We will not be able to tell you the decision on the day, but we will let you know the result as soon as possible.

    After the interview our decision will be communicated via UCAS Track, so please check your account regularly. You will receive one of the following decisions.

    Conditional offer you must meet specific conditions, which may be academic and/or non-academic conditions before you can be accepted on the course. If the conditions are met, the offer becomes unconditional.

    Unconditional offer this is made when you have met the specific conditions we’ve asked for.

    You will also receive an invite to come along to a course open day where you will be able to meet the course team and current students.

    Unsuccessful we are not able to offer you a place on the course. We do not feel that you have demonstrated the necessary skills or experience to be successful at this time; however this does not prevent you from applying in future, should you undertake further study or develop your skills and experience. For individual feedback on the decision you can contact feedbackrequests@shu.ac.uk.

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