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Children, Schools and Families (Graduate Practitioner) (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**- Our Children, Schools and Families (Top-Up) course builds on your existing experience in child-based education to help you develop a career working with children, young people and the services that support them.- This course draws on subject areas including education, sociology, psychology, social policy and social work to give you a solid grounding in your career.- You’ll complete compulsory modules which examine multi-professional and international perspectives on children’s lives, examining the services, systems, policies and work practices that relate to children and young people in schools, with families and in care settings.- You’ll also complete a work placement as part of your degree. This involves taught sessions which allow you to get a better understanding of how policy translates into practice and how you can make a positive difference to people’s lives.**Why study with us**- A great opportunity to top-up your foundation degree to get a full honours degree in Children, Schools and Families.- Our Social Work provision is ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in England in the Guardian League Table 2021.- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Children, Schools and Families (Top Up) is ranked 2nd in the UK with 85% of students satisfied with the quality of feedback and assessment (Guardian University Guide 2021).**Further Information**Children, Schools and Families course if you meet one of these requirements:- Applicants who hold a University of Central Lancashire Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services will be admitted with advanced standing up to 240 credits (directly into Year 3)- Applicants who hold a Foundation Degree in a relevant discipline awarded by other higher education institutions will be considered positively- We also give consideration to non-traditional qualifications and relevant work experience. We encourage applicants to produce evidence of their potential to benefit from the course.- If you believe you may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) for certain modules then we’ll take this into consideration on an individual basis.- On this course you’ll benefit from our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) which enables you to get involved in projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. They offer a range of volunteering projects in the UK and Internationally so you’re bound to find something that inspires you.

Application deadline

25 January

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We will consider the A-level equivalency of your specific qualifications against our entry requirements and help you through every stage of the application process. For applicants whose first language is not English, we accept a variety of English language tests IELTS and IELTS Indicator (International English Language Testing System - academic version) with 6.0 overall and they are listed on our International Entry Requirements page.


University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 77 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 80%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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