University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

On completing this course you’ll be part of a new generation of dedicated, creative and highly capable professionals supporting children, families and wider communities and making a positive difference every day. Why choose this course This is a highly vocational degree, so you will be treated as a professional worker in training. We help you meet demanding standards so that you can hit the ground running from day one in your career. This course is ideal for anyone interested in helping families and children to reach their potential. We will equip you with the skills, understanding and values you need to work in a broad range of settings delivering health, social and developmental work. How will you learn The focus is on applying your skills to practical scenarios. You will find yourself writing up home visit reports, devising family learning resources such as games, and harnessing music, dance or drama to help children express themselves creatively. With family support workers frequently on the frontline of tackling crucial public health concerns, you will also work on practical projects covering everything from healthy eating and exercise to children’s dental health. Opportunities and experiences In your final year, you undertake a placement working in health and wellbeing settings - this could be with a family support team, social work team, children’s centre, hospital, school or voluntary organisation. In the earlier stages of the course you are also encouraged and supported to undertake voluntary work in relevant settings to prepare for your placement. Careers and employability This course will broaden your career scope at a time when exciting new roles are emerging in education, health, social care, community and voluntary settings. Did you know? This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

Course details


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
L511
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re proud to welcome applications from candidates with practice experience in youth work, health, social care and education. This is as part of our commitment to enable those from non-traditional backgrounds to be able to study as part of our commitment to widening participation

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.5; with at least IELTS 6.0 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Child and Family Health and Wellbeing at University of Derby - UCAS