Your studies will cover a range of services, systems, policies and work practices that support children and families.
To reflect the reality of the workplace, you’ll explore multi- agency working and understand the roles of diﬀerent professionals in early years, education and social work.
Career paths usually include work in schools, children’s charities, integrated children’s centres, and social care settings, as well as postgraduate study in education or social work.
Throughout the Working with Children and Families course you will study key debates on theories of child development and childhood, which will reflect the changing agenda in this sector.
International Scholarships are available for self-funding international students.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources.You are therefore advised to check with the appropriate teacher training provider whether you meet their requirements.GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense.All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.A key feature of the Working with Children and Families course is attending a work placement.Alongside your academic studies, this allows you to see how theory, policy and practice relate to each other, and will prepare you for a range of career opportunities.You will learn through a combination of work based learning, placements, lectures, seminars, workshops, external visits, directed study and independent study.The module teaching seeks to support the professional, work based aspect of the course and teaching frequently includes group work, resource creation, as well as case study work to support application into practice.Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer.Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable. Please note, if you are looking to enter the teaching profession after completing this course, the GCSE requirements for teacher training may differ to that of this course.