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Course summary

Develop your capacity to respond to complex social needs. This course will empower you to help people across a range of community practice settings. As part of this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to help and safeguard vulnerable people, families and communities
  • Mix academic study with practice to better understand and guide those in crisis
  • Hone your communication and therapeutic skills through simulated counselling sessions
  • Explore and analyse child development, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues
  • Learn about the different policies and frameworks behind community development, criminal justice, health services, social work and education
  • Discover related theories and topics, including attachment, bereavement and different sociological perspectives
  • Refine your understanding of how adults develop
  • Examine contemporary issues that frequently make headline news, such as female genital mutilation, addiction and mental health problems
  • Study intervention and safeguarding procedures and policies to help manage risk in these areas
Find Out More Developed in consultation with several welfare agencies, this degree has been created in response to the increasing diversification of community and social work services. Hands-on experience You’ll practise your counselling techniques on actors in simulated sessions and will take part in group sessions to enhance your communication and negotiating skills. You’ll also get the opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and hone your legal skills in the university's mock courtroom. Placement opportunities You’ll further enhance your expertise and bolster your career networks and prospects on placements developed in partnership with service providers and charities. These could include Leeds City Council, St Anne's Community Services, Community Links and Touchstone. A rewarding future With your broad academic grounding, practical experience and professional connections, you’ll be prepared for a richly rewarding but challenging career supporting and protecting the vulnerable. Study options On completion of your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC) or BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families. If you chose to transfer, you won’t need to repeat any modules. Why Study Social Care, Justice and Recovery at Leeds Beckett University
  • Fantastic placement opportunities - enhance your expertise and build a network working with local social care services
  • Access specialist facilities - including simulated sessions to support the development of your essential skills prior to real-world practice
  • Learn from experts - further your understanding of social care and social care environments and communities, guided by staff who are engaged in continuous research
  • Build your understanding and knowledge of local authorities and organisations – you’ll be guided by tutors who have significant experience and developed professional networks


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Social Justice & Inequality
  • Professional & Academic Skills
  • Working Positively with Adults: Empowering Relationships
  • Politics of Everyday Life
  • Engaging & Communicating
  • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Enhanced Communication: Therapeutic Approaches to Support
  • Working Positively with Adults: Enterprise & Engagement
  • Developing Research In Practice: Adults
  • Safeguarding: Adult & Child Protection
  • Emerging Issues in Practice
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Advanced Communication: Empowerment & Advocacy
  • The Global Practitioner
  • Community Practitioner - Work Related Learning 3
- Research Project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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