Gain real-world experience and learn how to support children’s mental health and wellbeing on our Working with Children, Families and Communities degree.
You’ll develop your ability to critically reflect on experiences, as well as a broad and balanced societal view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence.
Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU
88 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Our BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities degree is responding to the Government’s aspiration that health, education and social care services work together in a more integrated way.
This policy development has led to a rapidly developing career arena focused on support for physical, social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Our course will prepare you for careers as varied as education mental health practitioner, social care support in schools, youth offending, advocacy services, family support services, cognitive and emotional support for children, education welfare services, emotional literacy support services, and family outreach support.
Assessments happen in a number of ways and include patchwork text, essays, written reflection and presentations. There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community in lectures, seminars or online groups. Your tutors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.