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University of South Wales

Working With Children and Families

UCAS Code: C4N7

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,D,D

To exclude General Studies. The A level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

The University makes offers to Access applicants in the range of 106-80 tariff points. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A*-D

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM-MMP

The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

UCAS Tariff

80-104

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalized offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Social work

The Working with Children and Families course provides the knowledge and skills you need to work with children and families in a range of settings.Youll examine issues that influence the lives and well-being of children and families in todays society. Your studies will cover a range of services, systems, policies and work practices that support children and families. To reflect the reality of the workplace, youll explore multi- agency working and understand the roles of dierent professionals in early years, education and social work.A key feature of the Working with Children and Families course is attending a work placement. Alongside your academic studies, this allows you to see how theory, policy and practice relate to each other, and will prepare you for a range of career opportunities. Career paths usually include work in schools, childrens charities, integrated childrens centres, and social care settings, as well as postgraduate study in education or social work.Throughout the Working with Children and Families course, youll study key debates on theories of child development and childhood. Youll explore childrens rights and how these are incorporated into policy and practice in England and Wales, as well as international perspectives and the fundamentals of social pedagogy.Your studies will help you understand the role of professionals in safeguarding children and young people, as well as equality and diversity, and services that support children and families. You will also develop an understanding of leadership and collaborative approaches in theory and practice.As well as integrated work experience, youll have further opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills. These include additional courses such as first aid, and a Safeguarding Children qualification (Level 1).The Working with Children and Families course is based at our Newport City campus. Our Newport Campus is right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, and is easy to get to by car, bus or train.

Modules

Your studies will examine the well-being of children and their families through collaborative approaches. Throughout this course you will study key debates which reflect upon theories of child development and childhood. You will consider how policy and research inform decisions about educational and social care practices which shape the experiences of children from birth through to adolescence.

You will study a variety of different modules which will help you tailor the course to meet your employability goals. Modules will focus on health and wellbeing, curriculum, safeguarding, behaviour management as well as leading and managing approaches. You will explore policy and practice with children and families in the UK and internationally.

Attending work placements are a key aspect of your learning experience. These regular placements will be in a range of educational and social care settings so you can develop the skills required for working effectively with children and families.

As well as developing your knowledge and skills via regular work placements, you will also study professional practice modules which will support your practice in a range of education and social care settings. You can also boost your knowledge and skills by taking part in extra courses such as Safeguarding Children (Level 1), First Aid and the British Dyslexia Association ALSA qualification.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newport

Department:

Care Sciences

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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.

75%
med
Social work

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.

Social work

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

78%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Social work

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

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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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