BA (Hons) Children, Schools and FamiliesDegree • Level 6
About the course
During the course students are encouraged to share information, ideas, values and experiences, and develop problem-solving skills. They also undertake a variety of placements and field observations. This provides students with the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice and enhance their employability skills. We have excellent links with a wide range of local employers, including Primary and Secondary Schools, Children's Residential Care Homes, Domestic Violence Centres, Early Years Settings, Pupil Referral Units and Family Support Services, providing students with the freedom to carry out work placements in environments related to their career choices. Years one and two are delivered by Burnley College, the final year is delivered by UCLan Preston. Years 1 and 2 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. Year 3 (delivered at UCLan): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for Home and EU students is £9250 per year.
Years 1 and 2 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9000 per year. Year 3 (delivered at UCLan): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9250 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: A Distinction and two Merits GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applicants can also gain direct access to the final year of this Degree by successfully completing the BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Working with Children and Young People. Due to the interactions with children and vulnerable adults during this course, applicants are required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.
Modules include: Year 1 (Burnley) - The Social Construction of Childhood Communication and Social Media Skills in Social Care Children’s Services and Systems 1 Development Across the Lifespan Learning for Work in Children’s Services: Introduction Transitions in Children and Young People's Lives Year 2 (Burnley) Researching with Children and Young People Children’s Services and Systems 2 Safeguarding Children and Young People Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Children and Adults Learning for work in Children’s Services-Consolidation and Continuing Development Year 3 (Preston) A Dissertation Children’s Services and Systems 3 (Multi professional Working in Children’s Services) International Perspectives on Children’s Lives Learning From Work in Children’s Services Students are also required to select two optional modules.
The key learning outcomes for this Degree are assessed through a variety of methods including essays, content analysis, portfolio, poster presentations and workbooks. A research proposal and final-year dissertation are also part of the assessment.
Careers & Progression
Graduates from this programme can progress to careers in a range of settings across the spectrum of the Children and Young People’s Workforce including children’s centres, schools, national charities, nurseries and family and community support. There is also the opportunity to go on to obtain professional status in Teaching, Social Work and Early Years or progression to external teacher training courses relating to primary and secondary school teaching.