Throughout the Working with Children and Families course; you will study key debates on theories of child development and childhood, which will reflect the changing agenda in this sector. You will explore children’s 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 having a chance to research in an area of interest.
You will also have the chance to develop your professional skills through teaching and work placements, which will allow you the opportunity to focus on your future career choice and develop your understanding of a range of contexts.
As well as integrated work experience, you will have further opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills. These include additional opportunities to complete First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications.
Year One: Working with Children and Families Degree
- Developing the Professional and Personal Self
- Health, Well-being and Development
- Understanding Childhood, Family and Society
- 21st Century Learning
Year Two: Working with Children and Families Degree
- Applied Practice 1
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
- Researching with Children and Young People
- Children, Families and the Law
Year Three: Working with Children and Families Degree
- Applied Practice 2
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Leading, Managing and Collaboration
Work placements are a key feature of the Working with Children and Families degree. You will begin your placements in year one and continue these throughout the degree, becoming longer and more involved as you progress. The placements allow you the opportunity to tailor your experiences to support your future career plans by giving you the choice to experience a diverse range of services or to follow a specific route. These experiences will give you first-hand experiences in the world of work, boosting your CV and developing key networks within the sector.
Newport City is a modern campus with up to date classrooms and facilities, which include access to a range of computer and IT resources, as well as an extensive library service. Learning resources include iPads and a wide selection of storybooks and toys. There is also access to outdoor spaces as well as an outdoor learning resource area.