BA (Hons) - Working with Children and Families (Top-up)
You want to support and improve the lives of children, young people and their families. This top-up course is designed to develop your knowledge in child development, law, ethics, safeguarding and the debate around the contemporary issues of challenges for children.
The knowledge and skills you'll develop will boost your qualifications to degree level and start you on the career path to becoming a leader in your community and making a difference in people’s lives.
Learn from industry-expert tutors alongside lectures, seminars, interactive quizzes, creative work, field trips, case studies and more, giving you the skills you need to go into your chosen field. Practical work experience will integrate theoretical understanding into real-life scenarios.
You’ll complete additional qualifications during your studies, including a Safeguarding Certificate, helping to boost your employability. You'll benefit from our strong links with the local community and employers, this degree is rooted in real-world practice.
You will work with children and families in a variety of settings including early years education, social care, sport and community, and the criminal justice system. Due to the wide range of progression routes and options upon graduation, we’ve created a bespoke module where you can review and plan your career options.
On this course you will...
- Take part in learning which celebrates and links to your real-life experiences brought from previous work, volunteering, caring responsibilities or education.
- Complete work experience to boost your employability and learn from tutors with wide-ranging professional and research backgrounds.
- Become part of a learning community of people who want to make a difference, to make the world a fairer place and change things for the better.
- You'll be taught by a friendly team who get to know you as individuals and support you every step of the way.
- Benefit from our connection with over 100 youth work organisations across the region and the world. Ensuring up to date practice and graduate opportunities.
What our students say
I love how broad the course is, this allows me to look at a whole range of factors that affect children, young people and families. I feel this broad knowledge will allow me to adapt to different jobs within the sector.
Hanah Pantling. Working with Children and Families
Hanah chose to study Working with Children and Families knowing she wanted to work with children and families to make a positive impact in their lives.
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