You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject expertise by exploring contemporary issues affecting how children, young people and families are supported. You’ll explore debates around children’s services, looking at the challenges facing those working in a multi-agency environment.
Applying theory to practice, you’ll undertake a range of work-based activities, including workplace analysis of the practices and models of management, teamwork, children’s learning and experience. You’ll develop an understanding of the key issues related to ethical practice, as well as learning how to reflect critically on workplace practices in a professional fashion.
You’ll receive extensive support throughout your studies, starting with a specially designed induction programme. We also encourage you to identify a workplace mentor who could support you with your studies and research.
You can complete this Professional Practice degree full-time or part-time alongside existing work commitments. If you study full-time, your degree will last one year and you’ll attend one full day per week. If you study part-time, your degree will last two years and you’ll attend half a day per week (mornings in the first year and afternoons in the second year).