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Course details

Subject area

Children, Young People and Families

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families?

Working with Children, Young People and Families addresses the increasing demands faced by contemporary families, such as the effects of social media, poverty and changing family structures.

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About this course

In the UK today, research indicates that a high proportion of children live in circumstances of unmet needs. The financial cost of addressing these needs can be reduced if addressed preventatively. Equally, if parents are unsupported this can have a 'knock-on' impact for children and young people’s development and future outcomes. The importance of supporting the ‘whole’ family has clear implications for practitioners and the government alike. 

This programme will equip you with the ability to understand what effective practice with families looks like, the difficulties and challenges of working with children and families, and investigates the impact of social and family policy.

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, considering as a practitioner the current law and policy initiatives to understand how we can protect children. 

We’ll explore the range of problems that families can face while children are growing up, examining not only the approaches needed to support and empower families, but also the range of skills and therapeutic interventions needed for families.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the key professional skills needed for assessing and intervening in children’s lives and an understanding of the complexities of multi-agency working.

Why study with us?

  • Get hands-on practical experience of how children, youth and family services work when you complete professional work placements as part of your degree.
  • Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are active researchers and experienced practitioners, with extensive experience in the field of child and family work.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to enter a wide range of professional roles in child, youth and family work.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Education: Learning and Teaching
  • Introduction to Children and Families

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Education and Childhood foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Introduction to Child Psychology
  • Childhood, Society and Social Policy
  • Protecting Children
  • Working with Families
  • Families, Inequality and Social Justice
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Understanding Family Dynamics
  • Children’s Rights, Young People and the Law
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Professional Development and Placement 2
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Violence in the Family
  • Children with Additional Needs: Diversity and Inclusion
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Therapeutic Interventions with Families
  • Child and Youth Justice
  • Reflection and Supervision
  • Difficulties Families Face
  • Research Project

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBCC
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Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

You’ll get the opportunity to explore your career options when you complete your professional work placements. Our students have worked as family support workers, learning mentors and teaching assistants in settings including children and youth centres, police domestic violence units, youth offending teams, special educational needs, schools, nurseries and social services.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are working as family support workers, in youth services, within police domestic violence units and in youth offending teams. They have also gone on to train as social workers by studying for an MA Social Work degree, or via a Social Work Apprenticeship or fast track social work route.

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