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Working With Children and Families BA (Hons)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Newport

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Working with Children and Families course provides the knowledge and skills you need to work with children and families in a range of settings.You’ll examine issues that influence the lives and well-being of children and families in today’s society. 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.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. 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’ll study key debates on theories of child development and childhood. You’ll explore children’s rights and how these are incorporated into policy and practice in England and Wales, as well as international perspectives and the fundamentals of social pedagogy.Your studies will help you understand the role of professionals in safeguarding children and young people, as well as equality and diversity, and services that support children and families. You will also develop an understanding of leadership and collaborative approaches in theory and practice.As well as integrated work experience, you’ll have further opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills. These include additional courses such as first aid, and a Safeguarding Children qualification (Level 1).The Working with Children and Families course is based at our Newport City campus. Our Newport Campus is right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, and is easy to get to by car, bus or train.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : CDD - BCC

To exclude General Studies. The A level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    116 67%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    27th

    20

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