Study the UK’s only postgraduate course in Family Support to acquire the academic and professional skills you need to manage and deliver effective family support. You’ll learn from research-active academics with extensive experience as social care and family support practitioners. They’ll work with you to help you develop effective practice in a range of settings – from social care and health, to education. The course is delivered by lecturers with diverse experiences of working in family support and children's services. Their approach to learning and teaching is underpinned by theoretical knowledge, the latest research and contemporary issues facing family support. They’re well-connected with local employers who provide specialist services in family support and early help and regularly consult with them to ensure the course content meets the needs of the sector. We keep our class sizes small so we can give you the personal support you need to flourish – whether you’re already experienced in the area of family support, you want to change careers, or you’re a recent graduate. You’ll have the chance to complete work-based learning assessments, or we’ll work with you to arrange professional work placements as part of your course. By the time you graduate, you’ll have had the chance to critically reflect on your practice, learn from evidence-informed practice, and contribute to the development of practice knowledge in family support.
The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. Introduction to Postgraduate Study of Childhood, Education and Family Support, Research Methods for Childhood, Education and Family Support, Leading and Managing Family Support and a Dissertation or Major Study. You have a choice between the following option modules: Supporting Social Development and Emotional Wellbeing in Children, Young People and Families and Family Intervention Strategies in Practice.
We use both formative and summative assessments to give you ongoing feedback on the learning and understanding of family support theory and practice you develop throughout the course. Assessments will be directly related to your work context and professional role, ensuring you can appreciate the relevance of your study while deepening your understanding of practice processes. A range of assessment methods will be used, which may include written essays, portfolios, presentations, work assignments and problem-solving exercises.
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you. We welcome applicants with the following qualifications and experience: A good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area. Degrees in non-related subjects will also be considered if you can demonstrate relevant paid or voluntary work experience and a commitment to study. Additionally, candidates without a BA/BSc may be considered where you can demonstrate evidence of equivalent prior learning and experience. Six months’ experience of ongoing engagement in work with children, young people and families, or equivalent relevant paid or voluntary employment/work experience involving direct support of children, young people and families. Ability to work with groups of children and access support from experienced professional colleagues. The support and agreement of an employer through confirmation of support for study, verification of experience and allocation of a mentor (pastoral support). Alternatively, you should be willing to complete a family support placement – this would be individually negotiated to fit with any current work commitments you may have. A satisfactory DBS certificate. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
Fees and funding
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