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University of Cumbria

Working with Children and Families

UCAS Code: L502

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Child care

If you’re passionate about working with children and young people aged 0-19 and seek a career boosting their education, health or wellbeing – we’ll harness this with academic knowledge and professional skills to give you the start you need to succeed.

You’ll learn about a variety of issues, such as: child development, outdoor learning and play, youth justice, equality and diversity, international perspectives.

So, it’s the ideal stepping stone for a range of careers in teaching, health-related professions and in social and youth work.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

We give you the flexibility to focus on your interests and desired career route because, if you wish, you can choose a pathway in Early Childhood Studies or in Children, Young People and Family Studies.

What you choose is up to you, but you’ll get first-hand know-how through voluntary work experience, real-life case studies and practical assessments - giving your CV the edge to stand out of the crowd with employers.

- Our great links with health, social and education sector organisations provides you with good work experience prospects

- Your employability is important to us and so we focus on developing your real-world professional skills through work-based activities, such as running professional meetings, presenting to others, creating resources for use with children

- We support you in securing work by developing your career skills such as interviewing and applying for jobs

- Taught by tutors who have all worked with young people professionally in a variety of roles

- All tutors are involved in current research and many are published authors, so your education will be enhanced by current industry practice

- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as individuals and closely support you throughout your studies

- Using aspect of the local community as a real-life case study, you’ll develop first-hand understanding of the role that you can play as a professional

Our pathway-specific course means that whether you want to work in schools, children’s centres, youth offenders or youth and social work, we’ll help you focus on the areas that will enable you to achieve your career goal.

Many of our graduates go on to do postgraduate study such as Masters degrees in Social Work and Psychology. We also support students in applying for teaching and nursing further qualifications.

Modules

Modules Year 1 Personal/Professional Development [Study Skills] Child Development 0-18 Childhood, Family and Society Teamwork OR Child Protection Inclusive Early Years Settings OR Historical Construction of Childhood Learning and teaching for Children 3-5 years OR Young Person in Focus Year 2 Personal/Professional Development [The Wider World] Family and the Law Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice Educational Thinkers OR Children and Young People with Complex Needs Creative Development OR Challenges to Childhood Year 3 Personal/Professional Development [Leadership and Management] Multi-agency Working in Safeguarding and Child Protection, Transitions in Children’s Lives Current Issues in the Early Years OR Youth Justice Dissertation

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Lancaster

Department:

Health, Psychology and Social Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Child care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D
272

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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