Working with Children and Families

  • Employability

    Your employability is important to us and so we focus on developing your real-world professional skills through work-based activities, such as running professional meetings, presenting to others, creating resources for use with children

  • Great tutors

    You'll be taught by tutors who have all worked with young people professionally in a variety of roles. All tutors are involved in current research and many are published authors, so your education will be enhanced by current industry practice

  • Work experience

    Our great links with health, social and education sector organisations provides you with good work experience prospects

Our courses are perfect preparation for a range of vocations working with children and families in the early years sector, family liaison or childrens' centres. You can also continue your studies with a postgraduate degree such as a PGCE to become a teacher or specialise in social work.

Our courses

Why study Working with Children and Families at the University of Cumbria?

Our Working with Children and Families programme provides the ideal basis for a range of vocations in numerous environments as it covers a wide range of issues affecting children and families in today’s society. Professions include youth work, social work (social work qualification required), family liaison, children’s centres and more.

Delivered by a multi-agency team with a proven record of success, this programme will develop your critical understanding of various models of childhood and family, and the complex debates and factors that surround them.

Student Testimonial

Natalie Sutcliffe

BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families

"I have always known that I want a profession that involves working with children. I would definitely recommend this course – it has opened my eyes up to many different careers after university and has made me look at things in a different way."

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