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Working with Children and Families

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Childhood studies

The community, children and families are at the heart of this course, which offers an excellent grounding to prepare for a range of roles within the children’s workforce.

Students will:
• spend an extended time in placements which are relevant to the sector.
• gain an excellent understanding of issues relating to children, young people and families and their holistic development and needs.
• draw on a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, education, public health and human rights
• investigate the changing dynamics within childhood, families and communities
• become critically informed graduates with transferrable skills for employment

• Study topics which are contemporary and directly related to children, young people, families and community.
• Experience extended placements within the children’s workforce
• Engage in research whilst out on placement whilst being guided by experienced practitioners
• Use your current relevant employment as your placement or seek exciting new experiences
• Receive support from an experienced staff team and academic tutorial system

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

The first year offers students a broad understanding of some of the main issues involving work with children, young people and families. This is a core year studied by all students to ensure the subject foundations, key study skills and preparation for placement are all in place.

MODULES


• Learning to Learn in Higher Education
• Child Development and Play
• Introduction to ALN/SEND
• Preparing for your Placement
• Placement 1



YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

This year builds upon the core skills gained at level 4 and introduces a specialist module specific to your study route and an optional module to choose from. A key part of level 5 is the introduction to research skills and an extended placement.

MODULES

• Understanding Family in Childhood (Specialist Module)
• Inclusion and Diversity (Optional Module)
• Well-being and Resilience (Optional Module)
• Practice Informed Research
• Placement 2

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

The final year builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students completing a research project. This year you will study two specialist modules and develop your leadership skills.

MODULES

• Childhood Law, Policy and Practice (Specialist Module)
• Working with Adverse Experiences in Childhood (Specialist Module)
• Leadership and Professional Development
• Practice Informed Research Project
• Placement 3

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

A range of assessment methods are used throughout your studies and could include: essays and reports; case studies; observations; portfolios; presentations and a research project at level 6.

These varied assessment strategies help individuals to develop a range of transferrable skills required for work within child, family and community settings.

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.

Teaching hours are as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)(up to 8 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 16 hours a week private study)

Year 2 (Level 5) (up to 9 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 15 hours a week private study)

Year 3 (Level 6) (up to 9 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 15 hours a week private study)

Placement forms a major part of the programme at each level of study: Year 1 (min of 90 hours); Year 2 (min of 134 hours); Year 3 (min of 45 hours). You will be expected to mirror the working hours of the staff within the placement setting you attend.

The Uni


Course locations:

Wrexham

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Childhood and youth studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Health and social care

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.

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Employed or in further education
81%
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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

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

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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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