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Course summary

Gain real-world experience and learn how to support children's mental health and wellbeing on our Working with Children, Families and Communities degree in Chelmsford. During your studies you’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and equality and understand how to support a diverse range of people. You’ll develop your ability to critically reflect on experiences, as well as a broad and balanced societal view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence. The Government’s aspiration is for different services to work together in a more integrated way to support children, young people and their families. Numerous services, from education to social care, can play a part in doing this – and our course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in these areas.


Year 1 Critical Skills for Higher Education Perspectives on the Child 1: Childhood as a Construct - Physical and Social Development of Children Contemporary Issues in Social Work Safeguarding in Context Year 2 Studying Research in an Interprofessional Context Perspectives on the Child 2: The Family School and Community Reflective Practice in an Interprofessional Context Ruskin Module Working with Communities: Identifying and Responding to Needs Year 3 Special Focus Project Perspectives on the Child 3: Inclusion Sustainable Social Work Working with Communities: Community Engagement

Assessment method

Assessments happen in a number of ways and include patchwork text, essays, written reflection and presentations. There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community in lectures, seminars or online groups. Your tutors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

88 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent). We welcome applicants with BTEC or Access to HE qualifications. 5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths (or Level 2 equivalents). If English is not your first language you’ll be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. If academic qualifications requirements are not met, prior experience may be considered.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information
Working with Children, Families and Communities at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS