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BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families (top-up)

For 2017 start

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 6 Children, Schools & Families

The BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families (top-up) builds on your knowledge of working with children and young people across the workforce and will further develop your understanding of the broad range of provision available in the UK and elsewhere. You will examine a range of services, systems, working practices and policies relating to children, schools and families and will cover subject areas such as sociology, psychology, philosophy and education.

The programme will prepare you for working with children and young people by integrating theory and practice in preparation for a rewarding career. The assessment opportunities embedded within the modules provide the ability for you to shape your own programme of study to meet your individual interests.

The programme is offered either on a full-time basis over one year, or part-time over two years. This provides the choice for you to focus full-time on your studies or to continue to work and study by taking advantage of the flexibility of part-time provision. The degree provides the opportunity to not only up-skill to degree level, but also to develop your knowledge in areas of professional and personal interest. The programme is suited to existing practitioners in the children and young people’s workforce, along with new foundation degree graduates just beginning their career in this sector.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Children’s Centre Manager
– Community Care Worker
– Family Centre Manager
– Intervention Service Worker
– Early Years Teacher
– Youth Worker
– Social Worker
– Family Liaison Officer

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 678L
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £8000
Entry Requirements

240 HE credits from a relevant foundation degree or HND, plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and maths.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families (top-up)


Indicative Module

Core Modules

- Dissertation

- Research Methods in Education

- Disability: Approaches to Inclusion

Optional Modules

- Language Learning

- Outdoor Learning Services

- Independent Study

*Modules are subject to change and availability


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If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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