In this course you’ll explore why children and young people experience mental ill health from pre-conception to adulthood and how this can develop as they grow; You’ll critically explore the influences on mental health and wellbeing and the barriers to treatment faced by children, adolescents and their families; You’ll undertake work-based practice in order to enhance your employability, core skills and confidence. If you have ever wondered why children and adolescents experience mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and conduct disorder, or if you have an ambition to work in children’s services and support children, young people and their families experiencing mental health problems, then this innovative degree is for you. Professionals working in this sector are finding increasing numbers of children are accessing services because of their mental health needs, often a response to what is happening in their lives. Three in ten children are now diagnosed with a mental illness and many more experience feelings of inadequacy.
On this degree you will examine key Government policies and explore interventions to understand what works while considering the strengths and weaknesses of cross-discipline approaches to treatment and support. High quality research and evidence-based practice are embedded into the programme, as is extensive work experience to support your future employability or progression onto further study. On successful completion of this degree you may want to forge a career in areas such as health, education, social care or the wider society. You will be well placed to pursue a range of career options, including working as a pastoral support worker, special educational needs coordinator, children’s centre worker, youth worker, social care worker, teaching assistant, learning mentor, family support worker or parental liaison officer. Alternatively, third sector based employment may appeal, such as working for charitable organisations. The programme will also provide graduates with the underpinning knowledge and experience appropriate for entry into postgraduate study, which could lead into careers in research, nursing, child psychology, social work or teaching.
- A level
- UCAS Tariff
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
About this University
Edge Hill University is based on an award-winning campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The university has been providing higher education since 1885, based on an ethos of opportunity from knowledge. Its academic community comprises 14,256 students.
Ormskirk (Main Campus)
St Helens Road