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Children, Schools and Families BA (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Burnley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**- Would you like to work with children, young people, and the services that support them? Our BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families is the course for you.- The course draws on subject areas including education, sociology, psychology, social policy and social work to give you a solid grounding for your future career.- You’ll examine the services, systems, policies and work practices that relate to children and young people in schools, with families, and in care settings.- Observational visits and work shadowing activities are combined with academic study. Integrating theory, policy and practice ensures you are well prepared for the workplace.**Why study with us**- Our Social Work provision is ranked 4th in the UK and 2nd in England in the Guardian League Table 2021.- Staff expertise spans education, social work, sociology, psychology and social policy. Teaching is informed by their research and practice.- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Children, Schools and Families is ranked 5th in the UK with 90% of students satisfied with the learning community (National Student Survey 2020).**Further Information**- The course draws on a range of subject areas including education, sociology, psychology, social policy and social work.- By combining regular work placements with academic content, the course also integrates theory, policy and practice.- You will carry out observational visits and work-shadowing activities in a relevant setting. If you are not already working with children or young people, you’ll be expected to spend 12 days learning in a children’s services setting during your final year.- You will also have the opportunity to access the Erasmus programme and be part of an international exchange. A range of perspectives from different countries are covered in the course.- 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

15 January

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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

    24th out of 79 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    130 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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