University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Children, Young People and Families

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We know that effective early help can transform lives, helping parents and carers back into work, stabilising children at school and removing barriers to living and in ensuring productive lives. Within the children, young people and families sector there has been a significant shift in working practices to ensure there is a holistic approach to delivering services. Practitioners are required to change their position in recognising how best to enable families and children to recognise their own capabilities. This course will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to ensure that families, children and young people are supported to the highest possible standards. This programme will focus on the 0-19 agenda, giving students a broad spectrum of knowledge and understanding of relevant topics which will enhance or develop the necessary skills to work across a wide area of the sector. This programme is suitable for those that already work in the sector to gain a relevant qualification, as well as those who wish to pursue a new career in areas, such as youth work, family support services, youth justice or family hubs to name but a few. Students will explore a range of theoretical subjects, which will be contextualised and applied to practice. In line with the 0-19 agenda focus of working with a team around the family, students will gain an understanding of different aspects required for multi or inter-agency working, with a key feature around safeguarding. This programme provides a unique opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of how best to support families and their children. It allows people from many varying sectors to come together and share best practice, enhancing the overall experience for all those involved in its delivery. Students are able to utilise a broad of knowledge bases for all those that teach on this programme. Teaching staff bring together their expertise in order to share their own working experiences with their students. Supporting students in gaining the necessary skills in order to develop an outstanding career within the sector. Staff experiences are what add a tremendous amount of value to this course and is one the of key features within student feedback received. The programme recognises diversity in society and wider factors that impact on the overall health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. The programme introduces contemporary issues, such as trafficking, child criminal exploitation and county lines, child sexual exploitation, modern slavery and female genital mutilation as well as the impact of international workers upon perception and practice. The programme aims to support students to build the foundations to become an effective practitioner in a contemporary diverse society.

Course details


Level 4 Preparing to be a Professional Research and Study Skills Working with Professionals and Service Users Social Policy and Welfare Lifespan Development Contemporary Sociological Issues Level 5 Personal Development for Professional and Competent Practice Research in Practice Equality, Diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice Children and Young People’s Rights and Safeguarding Youth Support Partnership and Integrated Working

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme to develop theory, knowledge and practice skills required for working in the sector. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars, workshops, student led discussions, directed learning tasks, online learning, experiential learning scenarios, presentations and debates. Assessment methods are: Level 4 Portfolio Open Essay Presentation Group scenario Reflective logs Poster Presentation Guidance booklet Group publication Level 5 Personal Achievement Portfolio Unseen interview Research proposal Student led seminar/discussion Group campaign Literature review Case study Video essay

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This programme does not accept applications from international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The TEC Partnership encourages applications from students who lack formal academic qualifications. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work, in the form of an essay question (1500-word essay) that will take into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Where students apply with a Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Health and /or Social Care or Youth Work and for non-traditional entries a bridging unit may be offered prior to commencement on the programme to support the shift in academic rigour and study skills. Applicants should be aware that a current DBS certificate is required to study on this programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate required for placement at a cost of £44. This must be paid at enrolment.
Children, Young People and Families at University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC) - UCAS