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Collaborative Working with Children, Young People & Families FdA

What makes Collaborative Working with Children, Young People & Families at Worcester special?

Many of us wish to make a positive contribution to the lives and welfare of children, young people and families. However, it is not always easy to decide what particular profession or contribution builds upon our strengths and enflames our interests.

This course prepares you to engage effectively and sensitively with children and families at all levels of early intervention. It is designed to offer you a breadth of experience in collaborating with children, young people and families, through academic activity and on-placement practice opportunities.

Key features

  • Gain a breadth of experience in collaborating with children, young people and families
  • A Flexible and Distributed Learning style which means that your academic study blends both distance learning and 10 taught face-to-face sessions each year (held on Saturdays)
  • Unique to the University of Worcester, this course is designed in partnership with national employers within children’s services

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We have places available on a range of courses starting this September.

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

56

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

56 UCAS tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English), or recognised equivalent

A current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Course leaders will consider non-standard entry routes also

All applicants who are working or undertaking voluntary work placements with children, young people and families will be required to provide:

  • a statement of support from your current employer or voluntary placement to provide the time, opportunity and provision of support for work-based requirements and release to attend university-based study, when appropriate
  • and a testimony or reference from an appropriately qualified referee
Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Indicative Course Content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

This course hosts an annual conference at which students and practitioners discuss and debate how to integrate research with practice.

Course modules at Levels 4 and 5 include:

  • Transmission, Transaction & Transformation
  • Childhood to Adulthood: Nature, Nurture & Culture
  • Family in the 21st Century: Diversity & Child-centred Support
  • Interventions & the Adaptive Professional: Crisis & Child-centredness
  • Children’s Welfare & Current Political Landscapes
  • Safeguarding Children’s Rights in Family Contexts
  • Employability in Landscapes of Current Child Welfare Practice
  • Long Study
  • Practice-based Learning Portfolio

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching approach

The course will address educational, health, social justice and other aspects of the lives of children, young people and families while also delving deeply into current key debates and critical practice issues at the frontline.

This course recognises and responds to government initiatives on the provision of child care and early intervention strategies for children, young people and families (Budget July 2015). Unique to the University of Worcester, this course is designed in partnership with national employers within children’s services. We are confident that the programme supports graduates entering a range of service roles that support vulnerable children, young people and families.

Assessment

The course uses a Flexible and Distributed Learning style which means that your academic study blends both distance learning and 10 taught face-to-face sessions each year (held on Saturdays).

You are required to work or volunteer in placements throughout the course.

Your professional and academic development is assessed through projects and assignments. There are no examinations.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and professionalism to work on behalf of the wellbeing of children, young people and their families across children’s services and to adapt their learning to specific demands of the employment and policy landscape.

Graduates can also choose to progress to Early Years Initial Teacher Training and/or the Integrated Working with Children and Families Top Up degree.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 is £6,890 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

This foundation degree comprises eight 30-credit modules, which cost £1,806 each.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Collaborative Working with Children, Young People & Families FdA - L591

  

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

L591

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk