Working with Children, Young People and Families at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Working with Children, Young People and Families

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families? Working with Children, Young People and Families addresses the increasing demands faced by contemporary families, such as the effects of social media, poverty and changing family structures. You'll study aspects of child development, looking at how society understands the concept of family and the rights of children. You'll also look at the complex issue of safeguarding children, considering as a practitioner the current law and policy initiatives to understand how we can protect children. We'll explore the range of problems that families can face while children are growing up, examining not only the approaches needed to support and empower families, but also the range of skills and therapeutic interventions needed for families. You'll get the opportunity to explore your career options early in your degree when you complete two professional work placements in your first and second years. Working in a variety of child and family settings, you'll make the link between theory and practice and understand the importance of professionalism in the workplace. We'll also work with you to develop your research skills, showing you how to use research for professional settings and policy making. By the time you graduate, you'll have developed the key professional skills needed for assessing and intervening in children's lives and an understanding of the complexities of multi-agency working. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. Our students have worked as family support workers, pastoral support workers and in secondary schools while on placements. They've also worked in children's centres, youth services, police domestic violence units and youth offending teams. Graduate opportunities You'll be prepared for a career in family support or children's centre work, or you could progress onto postgraduate study that could lead to a career in social work.

Course details

Modules

On Child and Family Welfare Studies degree provides a range of modules. The emphasis is on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding you will need to work directly with children and families, to establish good relationships with other professionals or to focus on developing higher level professional and academic skills in your future career.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) is required.

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Working with Children, Young People and Families at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS