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Working with Children, Families and Communities [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chelmsford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Prepare for a career working with children, families and communities, in settings that combine education, wellbeing and social care.Gain real-world experience and learn how to support children's mental health and wellbeing on our Working with Children, Families and Communities degree in Chelmsford.During your studies you’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and equality and understand how to support a diverse range of people. You’ll develop your ability to critically reflect on experiences, as well as a broad and balanced societal view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence.The Government’s aspiration is for different services to work together in a more integrated way to support children, young people and their families. Numerous services, from education to social care, can play a part in doing this – and our course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in these areas.By studying BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities at ARU, you'll develop knowledge and skills in four key areas: education, social work, community support, and research. You’ll learn alongside teaching and social work students, from staff who are qualified practitioners in both these fields.It's important to us that you graduate as a well-rounded individual, so we put in place the support and tools you need to succeed. We’ll give you the opportunities to flourish as an autonomous, active learner; make sure you benefit from ongoing feedback; and offer personalised teaching approaches and resources based on learners' needs, interests, and experiences.Whichever option you choose, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter an ever-changing workplace – and really make a difference to the people you work with.

Application deadline

26 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

5 GCSEs at grade D, or grade 3, or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements.If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificate level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in each band/component.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 79

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    118 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%



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