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Working with Children and Families (Top up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

**Course Overview**

Want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families?

The programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career across a range of professional areas, or for entry into further postgraduate study. This programme has a number of distinguishing features including: an emphasis on interdisciplinary working, employability, internationalisation, research skills and social justice.

If you're looking to start a career working with children and their families, then why not top up your degree to specialise in the field?

Designed for students who already have an FdA or HND (level 5), this programme will allow you to boost your qualifications to bachelor's degree level. You'll gain a firm foundation in child development, law, ethics and safeguarding children, debating the contemporary issues surrounding challenges to children. The programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need for a career across a range of professional areas, or for entry into further postgraduate study. explore. 

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

- Integrated working - The programme has a strong theme of interdisciplinary work and offers opportunities for interprofessional study, reflecting changes in the youth and community work sector.

- Work experience - Professional placements at each level will equip you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge, understanding and skills into tangible practice.

- Applied course and assessments - The course features a high number of applied tasks and assessments such as report writing, designing creative resources, evaluating services, ensuring that you have all the practical skills you need to go out into the field.

- Highly skilled tutors with strong links in the field - Our tutors are all experienced youth work and community development practitioners and highly skilled researchers.

- We have links with over 100 youth work organisations across the region and international relationships too. This ensures that your programme is informed by recent practice.

- International placement opportunities - As well as including a globalisation theme, we also offer opportunity to study a semester in Toronto in your level 5 year of study (subject to additional costs).

- Enriched learning - In addition to our experienced tutors, you'll learn from a range of visiting speakers, monthly seminars, annual conferences and termly fieldwork supervisor events

- Fresh research - Our tutors are active researchers, exploring areas such as empowerment and agency, gender and identity in young children and interpersonal violence - which means your studies will be informed by the latest research

- Boost your employability - You'll pick up a range of additional qualifications during your studies, including the Safeguarding Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Mental Health First Aid Lite Certificate and Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate

- High student satisfaction - We scored over 95% in overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019

Modules

Year one:
Extended Professional Practice Report: Dissertation,
Enabling Practice and Empowerment for Communities,
Outdoor Environments and Experiential Learning,
Supporting Health and Wellbeing,
Employability, Progression and Leadership.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Lancaster

Department:

Health and Social Care

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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.

84%
med
Childhood and youth studies

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.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

74%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
B
B

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.

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.

£16,120
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
19%
Childcare and related personal services
18%
Welfare 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

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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