Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Working with Children & Families (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

The community, children and families are at the heart of this course, which offers an excellent grounding to prepare for a range of roles within the children’s workforce.

Students will:

  • be introduced to the theories of Child Development and how they can be applied and evidenced in practice in the foundation year
  • spend an extended time in placements that are relevant to the sector
  • gain an excellent understanding of issues relating to children, young people and families and their holistic development and needs
  • draw on a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, education, public health and human rights
  • investigate the changing dynamics within childhood, families and communities
  • become critically informed graduates with transferrable skills for employment

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are;

  • 48-72 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent.
  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English/Welsh (First Language), plus grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Science, or equivalent. 

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

There are a growing number of careers within the child, family and community sector, and opportunities for further studies, including:

  • Sure Start/Flying Start/Home Start
  • Women's Aid
  • Play Worker
  • Police Family Liaison Officer
  • Young Carers
  • Substance Misuse Support Worker
  • Child/Family Worker including supporting young people who have lived with abuse
  • Team Around the Family
  • Support Worker - young people leaving care
  • Masters programmes

Course Details

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The Education foundation year will introduce you to the theories of Child Development and how they can be applied and evidenced in practice.  You will be given an overview of the concept of health and wellbeing in the early years and the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for children.  You will gain a theoretical and experiential basis of the necessary skills to work with children, young people and families.

MODULES

  • The Skills You Need
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Skills for the Workplace
  • Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

The second-year offers students a broad understanding of some of the main issues involving work with children, young people and families. This is a core year studied by all students to ensure the subject foundations, key study skills and preparation for placement are all in place. 

MODULES

  • Learning to Learn in Higher Education
  • Child Development and Play
  • Introduction to ALN/SEND
  • Preparing for your Placement
  • Placement 1

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

This year builds upon the core skills gained at level 4 and introduces a specialist module specific to your study route and an optional module to choose from. A key part of level 5 is the introduction to research skills and an extended placement.

MODULES

  • Understanding Family in Childhood (Specialist Module)
  • Inclusion and Diversity (Optional Module)
  • Well-being and Resilience (Optional Module)
  • Practice Informed Research
  • Placement 2

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

The final year builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students completing a research project. This year you will study two specialist modules and develop your leadership skills. 

MODULES

  • Childhood Law, Policy and Practice (Specialist Module)
  • Working with Adverse Experiences in Childhood (Specialist Module)
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Practice Informed Research Project
  • Placement 3
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