Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Therapeutic Child Care (Top-Up)

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Course summary

Our innovative courses are designed for those working or volunteering with children dealing with trauma. Enhance your career prospects by specialising in this unique subject area. To add flexibility, a large part of this course is taught online. This specialist course provides a vital insight into childhood trauma and post-traumatic growth and ensures those working with the most vulnerable children in society are trained to the highest standard. The course incorporates best practice in the sector and focuses on key areas that will enable you to become an engaged expert. Each year the programme team and students join with The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities to present an exciting and innovative conference, supported by Care Forum Wales and sponsored by leading childcare organisations. In this way students on this programme have opportunities to interact with leading national and international representatives from practice and research within the Therapeutic Child Care sector. Students on the BA (Hons) Therapeutic Child Care have an opportunity to present their research posters at the conference.

Course details


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) The top-up year will focus on professional development and introduce students to research methods and skills. To this end, students will become familiar with research in therapeutic childcare and related subjects from a historical perspective and the current agenda. It will enable students to learn how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research in therapeutic childcare. Students will select and carry out a small-scale research project related to their work role or setting. MODULES Leadership and Professional Development Childcare Law Policy and Practice Research Methods Research in Practice The Therapeutic Environment The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

All assessments are based on your academic study and from gathering information in the workplace. You are assessed in a variety of ways throughout the top up year, including, essays, portfolio development and presentations. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. You will get lots of support and feedback will be given during and after each assessment to help you build a variety of academic and practical writing skills. In addition you will have the opportunity to make use of a supervision relationship to support the process of research.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should possess FdA Therapeutic Child Care or equivalent. It is expected that all students joining the programme will either be in current practice with children and young people or have substantial recent experience of such practice (at least two years within the last five years). You must also be able to negotiate time away from your workplace to attend lectures (approximately twelve days each academic year). You must have access to a computer and internet connection. All candidates will be interviewed.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4500* Year 1
England £4500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500* Year 1
Scotland £4500* Year 1
Wales £4500* Year 1
Channel Islands £4500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Therapeutic Child Care (Top-Up) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS