This programme is aimed specifically towards those who would like to work with and support vulnerable children, young people and families. As a subject area, it draws on many different topics such as social science, politics, history, law and ideas about good practice.
There is an increasing demand for professionals with the knowledge and skills to understand social, economic, educational, cultural and political challenges faced by children, young people and families – with a particular focus on those in socially disadvantaged areas. You will gain a theoretical underpinning to develop good practice in important areas such as safeguarding and work-related learning. You will have the opportunity to implement your knowledge in a real world
environment during a work placement, which gives important graduate level work experience.
You will study legislation which concerns health and diversity, child protection and welfare and education. The handling of information and collaborative working is of utmost importance and you will gain a greater understanding of how this is carried out in a practical sense, where multi-agency collaboration is required.
Throughout your studies, you will focus in particular on listening to children and young people, and responding to those interactions to directly shape and influence the services and strategies that they are a part of, making a positive contribution to society.
Our course is one of the longest established in the country and continuously produces high quality graduates.
The department treats students as equals and operates an open door approach; staff are available to share feedback and offer personal tutoring.
Staff members are from backgrounds of professional practice experience in their particular area of specialism.
This course will prepare you for a number of career pathways which include social work, children’s counselling, support workers, youth workers and pastoral schools work. Teaching is another path which can be pursued via further study of a PGCE at postgraduate level.
You must select an option for this course before you can view its entry requirements.