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Course summary

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and their families and carers? Do you want to challenge some of the most complex problems in society, whilst helping individuals to thrive? If so, this course will help you to become a future practitioner who can help bring about positive and sustainable change. This programme will equip you with the ability to understand what effective practice with families looks like, including the difficulties and challenges of working with children and families, and how to help them fulfil their potential. 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, models of support such as THRIVE, and consider current legislation and policy initiatives to understand how practitioners can help to protect children. Utilising cutting edge simulation-based teaching alongside hands-on work experience, you’ll gain first-hand experience dealing with a range of problems that families can face while children are growing up, developing the skills needed to support and empower families, and to deliver therapeutic interventions. You’ll be equipped with the key professional skills needed for recognising and assessing complex needs, and intervening in children’s lives, especially when in crisis, as well as an understanding of the complexities of multi-agency working. The degree will also prepare you to work across diverse settings, such as family homes, youth centres, youth justice, children's centres, statutory provisions and in the community more widely. We’ll help you to become a skilled practitioner that supports the confidence and skills of children, young people and families, helping them to overcome barriers and maximise their independence. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families


Year 1: Communication Skills and Improving Family Communication, Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Adults, Children, Young People and Families - Policy and Practice, Supporting Health and Wellbeing, Personal and Professional Development. Year 2: Work Experience with Children, Young People or Families, Inclusive Practice with Children, Young People or Families, Families: Abuses, Crime, Inequalities or Youth Crime and Justice, Community Development Work, Supporting Parents: Conflict Management and Managing Challenging Behaviour, Preparing for Research with Children, Young People and Families, Youth Crime and Justice. Year 3: Vulnerability and Trauma Informed Practice, Working with Drug Users, Leadership and Management, Youth Crime; Gang Associated and Violent Youths, Managing Activities with Children Young People and Families. ** Module structure may be subject to minor changes

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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