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Therapeutic Child Care (Top-Up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Distance learning (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. To add flexibility, a large part of this course is taught online.

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 organisations. 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. Students on the BA (Hons) Therapeutic Child Care have an opportunity to present their research posters at the conference.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)

The top-up year will focus on professional development and introduce students to research methods and skills. To this end, students will become familiar with research in therapeutic childcare and related subjects from a historical perspective and the current agenda. It will enable students to learn how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research in therapeutic childcare. Students will select and carry out a small-scale research project related to their work role or setting.

MODULES

Leadership and Professional Development
Childcare Law Policy and Practice
Research Methods
Research in Practice
The Therapeutic Environment

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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 top up year, including, essays, portfolio development and presentations.

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 and feedback will be given during and after each assessment to help you build a variety of academic and practical writing skills. In addition you will have the opportunity to make use of a supervision relationship to support the process of research.

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?

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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

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After graduation


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Social work

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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.

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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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