Prepare for a career working with children, families and communities, in settings that combine education, wellbeing and social care.
Gain real-world experience and learn how to support children's mental health and wellbeing on our Working with Children, Families and Communities degree in Chelmsford.
During your studies you’ll unpick issues of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and equality and understand how to support a diverse range of people. 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.
The Government’s aspiration is for different services to work together in a more integrated way to support children, young people and their families. Numerous services, from education to social care, can play a part in doing this – and our course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in these areas.
By studying BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities at ARU, you'll develop knowledge and skills in four key areas: education, social work, community support, and research. You’ll learn alongside teaching and social work students, from staff who are qualified practitioners in both these fields.
It's important to us that you graduate as a well-rounded individual, so we put in place the support and tools you need to succeed. We’ll give you the opportunities to flourish as an autonomous, active learner; make sure you benefit from ongoing feedback; and offer personalised teaching approaches and resources based on learners' needs, interests, and experiences.
Whichever option you choose, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter an ever-changing workplace – and really make a difference to the people you work with.
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As a BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities student at ARU you'll:
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Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies
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.
Graduation doesn't need to be the end of your time with us, of course. If you’d like to continue your studies, we offer a range of postgraduate degrees in health, social care and education. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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