|Course Title||Working with Children and Families BA (Hons)|
This degree, which is awarded by the University of Cumbria and taught at Bury College, is aimed at people wanting to work with children, young people and families. It covers a wide range of issues affecting children and families in today’s society. Each of the modules provides a secure grounding in issues for all professionals working in multi-agency contexts with children and their carers. The course offers you the opportunity to continue studying at a higher level, whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding gained at level 3, or through your previous experience.
Career opitions are varied, ranging from work in schools and other settings to family support work through a range of organisations. You can also apply to progress onto post graduate study to work towards QTS, social work or other fields.
Entry requirements include:
80 UCAS points or equivalent in a Level 3 qualification
Topics covered include:
As part of the Personal/Professional Development modules you will undertake placement in a variety of settings, this could be paid or voluntary work.
This course includes a wide variety of assessment methods aimed at building your subject knowledge, academic and professional skills. The assessment involves a considerable amount of group work and creative assessment and will enable you to learn a range of new skills.
The placement aspect of the course allows you to explore the breadth of the workforce opportunites relevant to this degree. Through placement students can build professional networks to enhance future employability.
All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required. Photocopying facilities are available in the LRC at an additional cost. DBS Clearance will be required before commencing placement. Cost £44.00.
Bury College students were given the opportunity to experience working life in the industry of their choice through career-enhancing work experience placements.