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Therapeutic Child Care

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E-D,D,D

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48-72 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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48-72 UCAS Tariff points

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48-72

Our general entry requirement for a foundation degree is 48-72 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2022

Subject

Child care

Our innovative courses are designed for those working or volunteering with children dealing with trauma. Enhance your career prospects by specialising in this unique subject area.
This specialist course provides a vital insight into childhood trauma and post-traumatic growth and ensures those working with the most vulnerable children in society are trained to the highest standard. The course incorporates best practice in the sector and focuses on key areas that will enable you to become an engaged expert.
Each year the programme team and students join with The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities to present an exciting and innovative conference, supported by Care Forum Wales and sponsored by leading childcare organizations. In this way students on this programme have opportunities to interact with leading national and international representatives from practice and research within the Therapeutic Child Care sector.
While not all students will want to progress to a third year there is an opportunity to ‘top up’ the FdA award to a full BA (Hons) degree in Therapeutic Child Care.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
In year one, you will lay the foundations of your academic study skills whilst also learning the foundations of relationship based work with children. There is a focus on developing your verbal and written communication alongside learning about the values, knowledge and skills that underpin therapeutic child care.
MODULES
Personal Learning and Development
Critical Practice in Working with Children
Attachment Theory
Child development and Play
Reflective Learning in Practice
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
Year two focuses on the application of theory to practice. In year two you will apply theoretical models to promote attachment and trauma informed practice models. There is a focus on the development of self through therapeutic skills and critical reflection.
MODULES
Professional Development
Trauma and Resilience
Applied Attachment Theory
Creative Methods in the Therapeutic Relationship
Sexual Development and the impact of Sexual Abuse

Assessment methods

All assessments are based on your academic study and from gathering information in the workplace. You are assessed in a variety of ways throughout the three years of study, including, essays, portfolio, workbook, presentation, video role-play and reflective commentary.

TEACHING AND LEARNING
Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
You will get lots of support especially as you start to develop the skills needed to complete assessments. Feedback will be given during and after each assessment to help you build a variety of academic and practical writing skills.
To add flexibility, a large part of this course is taught online.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£4,500
per year
England
£4,500
per year
EU
£4,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,500
per year
Scotland
£4,500
per year
Wales
£4,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Child care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


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Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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