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Course summary

You want a career working with children and young people, making a difference in their lives. Here your real-world experience will be valued and you'll study topics within health and wellbeing, including mental health. Our course reflects contemporary practice-focused interventions to support individuals and communities, founded on a social justice approach to practice. You'll graduate passionate about the welfare of young people in the modern world. COURSE OVERVIEW On this degree, you will study a range of modules taught by a team of supportive lecturers with professional experience and academic specialisms. You will learn about the challenges and opportunities young people face, the contexts for these challenges and the support they require. Your learning journey will provide you with opportunities to understand the core principles of social prescribing and the positive impact it can have on health and wellbeing outcomes, as part of a personalised care approach. It will also support you to understand the roles of key individuals, services and organisations in delivering a social prescribing pathway and the actions and processes required to support a successful referral to community provision. In years one and two, you will get first-hand practice experience by undertaking placement opportunities where you can gain a RSPH Social Prescribing Award, that will help get you ready to you go out into the world and make a difference in people’s lives. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Make links between real-world practice and academic learning by completing placements across the sector, reflecting on your learnings.
  • Explore social prescribing to support people of all ages with diverse needs, whilst providing an opportunity to support and empower change in the community.
  • Access excellent support and be taught by lecturers who get to know you as an individual and support your specific learning needs.
  • Know your own life experience is valued and that you can build on your experiences to develop your academic, professional and personal skills.
  • Be part of a vibrant and inclusive learning community of people who want to make a change in society and support young people's mental health and well-being.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN On this degree, you will learn the foundations to enabling positive life changes through an understanding of the potential impacts and the benefits of improved health and wellbeing. You will progressively develop the approaches, skills, knowledge and experience concerning working with children and young people and their communities. The main threads of learning embedded across the 3 years include: • Issues in society that constrain or enable young people • Creativity, the outdoors, play • Research, academic and professional skills • Mental and physical health • Well-being in relation to all of these factors. Year one
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • The Core principles and Concepts of Social Prescribing
  • Development Through the Life Course
  • The Wider Determinants of Health and Health Inequality
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit
Year two
  • Introduction to Advancing Mental Health Across the Healthcare Spectrum
  • Theories of Behaviour Change Principles of Motivational Techniques and their Application to Personalised Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Equity in Practice
  • Conduct and Personalised Care Consultation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit
Year three
  • Extended Professional Practice Report: Research
  • Collaborative Working
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding Across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Advanced Negotiated Learning

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing at University of Cumbria - UCAS