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Working with Children, Young People and Families

Entry requirements


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

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GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

UCAS Tariff

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GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Health and welfare

Social policy

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families? Working with Children, Young People and Families addresses the increasing demands faced by contemporary families, such as the effects of social media, poverty, social injustice, safeguarding issues and changing family structures.

In the UK today, research indicates that a high proportion of children live in circumstances of unmet needs. The financial cost of addressing these needs can be reduced if addressed preventatively. Equally, if parents are unsupported this can have a 'knock-on' impact for children and young people’s development and future outcomes. The importance of supporting the ‘whole’ family has clear implications for practitioners and the government alike.

This programme will equip you with the ability to understand what effective practice with families looks like and consider the difficulties and challenges of working with children and families, including recognising and challenging social injustices, valuing and respecting diversity and investigating the impact of social and family policy.

You’ll study aspects of child development, looking at how society understands the concept of family and the rights of children. You’ll also look at the complex issue of safeguarding children, considering as a practitioner the current law and policy initiatives to understand how we can protect children.

We’ll explore the range of problems that families can face while children are growing up, examining not only the approaches needed to support and empower families, but also the range of skills and therapeutic interventions needed for families.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the key professional skills needed for assessing and intervening in children’s lives and an understanding of the complexities of multi-agency working.

**Professional placements**
You’ll get the opportunity to explore your career options when you complete your professional work placements. Our students have worked as family support workers, learning mentors and teaching assistants in settings including children and youth centres, police domestic violence units, youth offending teams, special educational needs, schools, nurseries, social services and charities both in the UK and overseas.

**Career opportunities**
Our graduates are working in areas including youth services, police domestic violence units, educational settings, charities, therapeutic services, childcare settings and on youth offending teams. You may choose to pursue a career as a family support worker or undertake postgraduate research. Graduates from this course have gone on to train as social workers by studying for an MA Social Work degree, or via a Social Work Apprenticeship or fast track social work route.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to Child Psychology; Protecting Children; Families, Inequality and Social Justice; Understanding Family Dynamics; Children’s Rights, Young People and the Law; Violence in the Family; Therapeutic Interventions with Families; Child and Youth Justice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Childhood and Education

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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.

77%
med
Health and welfare
75%
med
Social policy

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.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
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

46%
Library resources
58%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Social policy

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
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

31%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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 sciences

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.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

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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