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Working with Children and Families BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**Want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families?The programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career across a range of professional areas, or for entry into further postgraduate study. This programme has a number of distinguishing features including: an emphasis on interdisciplinary working, employability, internationalisation, research skills and social justice.No matter what line of work you eventually choose, whether it's for local authorities or not‐for‐profit organisations, you'll have the ability to reach the top of the career ladder. You’ll learn about a variety of issues, such as child development, outdoor learning and play, youth justice, equality and diversity, international perspectives and their relevance to children, young people and families.This breadth of study enables you to keep your career options open across the children’s workforce. So, it’s the ideal qualification for a range of careers in teaching, health-related professions and in social and youth work.We give you the flexibility to focus on your interests and desired career route. You’ll get first-hand know-how through voluntary work experience, real-life case studies and practical assessments - giving your CV the edge to stand out of the crowd with employers.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**- Integrated working - The programme has a strong theme of interdisciplinary work and offers opportunities for interprofessional study, reflecting changes in the youth and community work sector.- Work experience - Professional placements at each level will equip you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge, understanding and skills into tangible practice.- Applied course and assessments - The course features a high number of applied tasks and assessments such as report writing, designing creative resources, evaluating services, ensuring that you have all the practical skills you need to go out into the field.- Highly skilled tutors with strong links in the field - Our tutors are all experienced youth work and community development practitioners and highly skilled researchers.- We have links with over 100 youth work organisations across the region and international relationships too. This ensures that your programme is informed by recent practice.- International placement opportunities - As well as including a globalisation theme, we also offer opportunity to study a semester in Toronto in your level 5 year of study (subject to additional costs).- Enriched learning - In addition to our experienced tutors, you'll learn from a range of visiting speakers, monthly seminars, annual conferences and termly fieldwork supervisor events.- Fresh research - Our tutors are active researchers, exploring areas such as empowerment and agency, gender and identity in young children and interpersonal violence - which means your studies will be informed by the latest research.- Boost your employability - You'll pick up a range of additional qualifications during your studies, including the Safeguarding Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Mental Health First Aid Lite Certificate and Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    80th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    42nd

    20

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