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Course summary

Want a career working with children and young people, making a difference in their lives? Your real-world experience will be valued and you'll study health and wellbeing topics, 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 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. Learning is dynamic on this course, with a focus on real-world and simulated real-world applications of topics studied, to best prepare you for your future career. Simulation exercises will provide you with a safe environment to develop your confidence, and practise and refine your skills. Case studies based on serious case reviews will enable you to explore complex ethical and professional dilemmas, and develop your critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Our lecturers bring a wealth of professional practice experience and real-world knowledge, providing you with insights into current trends and best practices in health and social care. This is complemented by external speakers who will offer unique perspectives that broaden your understanding of the diverse needs of the community. You'll be provided 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'll also support you to understand the roles of 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'll experience placement opportunities where you can gain a RSPH Social Prescribing Award. On this course you will

  • Make links between real-world practice and academic learning by completing placements
  • 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 skills
  • Be part of a vibrant and inclusive learning community who want to make a change in society and support young people's mental health and well-being
What you'll learn
  • Issues in society that constrain or enable young people
  • Creativity, the outdoors, play
  • Research, academic and professional skills
  • Mental and physical health
  • Wellbeing in relation to all of these factors.
Year 1
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • The Core Principles and Concepts of Social Prescribing
  • Development Through the Life Course
  • Wider Implications of Health Inequality
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
  • Face-to-Face in Practice (Optional)
Year 2
  • 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 a Personalised Care Consultation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning.
  • Social Prescribing Placement 2 (Optional)
Year 3
  • 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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