Bury College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Cumbria

Working with Children and Families

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Course summary

This degree, which is awarded by the University of Cumbria and taught at Bury College University Centre, 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. Your placement is an integral part of the course and allows you to experience real work environments whilst gaining valuable knowledge and skills.


You will cover the following topics: Level 4 • Perspectives in Human Development • Professional Skills with Children, Young People, Families and Communities • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice • Play and Creative Development in Diverse Contexts • Cultural and Historical Influences on Children, Young People and Families • An Introduction to Practitioner Research Level 5 • Researching and Evaluating Practice • Crime and Conflict • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-oppressive Practice (with work based learning) • The Internet, Media and Society • Identity, Personality and Social Justice • Innovative Approaches to Working with Children and Families Level 6 • Enabling Practice and Empowerment for Communities • Outdoor Environments and Experiential Learning • Supporting Health and Wellbeing • Extended Professional Practice Report: Dissertation • Employability, Progression and Leadership As part of the Personal/Professional Development modules you will undertake placement in a variety of settings, this could be paid or voluntary work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have 5 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English. All students will be required to obtainan Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS Service in order to undertake the required placement elements of the course.

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You may be required to attend an interview

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course is only available to students within the United Kingdom and European Union.
Working with Children and Families at Bury College - UCAS