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Kay Heath

Lecturer, Course Lead
School of Social Work, Care and Community
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Kay teaches a wide range of subjects at the University of Central Lancashire, within the School of Social Work with a particular interest and expertise within Asset Based Community Development and integration in diverse communities. She has achieved her Masters in Community leadership together with professional recognition in Leadership and Management. As recognition of Kay’s experience and hard work teaching in universities, Kay is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kay also participates within continued best practice in the field of family/community liaison support in diverse communities.

Kay currently teaches and supports students as course and module lead for the Foundation Entry Community Social Care; Policy and Practice programme of study at UCLan. She delivers across a wide range of specialist subject areas, including understanding and working with individuals, communities and families within a diverse context. Kay is also module lead for communication, ICT and study skills. Academic advisor responsibility is a key and integral part of Kay’s teaching and support role within widening participation here at UCLan.

Since gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Children Schools and Families here at UCLan, closely followed by a Postgraduate certificate in Education, Kay taught for many years at Runshaw Adult College, teaching a wide range of HE Programmes and also delivering childcare apprenticeships within employment organisations. Kay then secured her lecturing post with us in 2017, gaining her MA with UCLan in Community Leadership in June 2018 with the additional qualification of Strategic Leadership and Management. She has since become course and module lead for the foundation entry social work programme. Whilst teaching and studying, Kay has been involved with organisations supporting youth and children living in diverse communities, initiating community projects, sitting on Trustee boards and continually enhancing best practice to keep knowledge base current and related to facilitated learning within classroom activities.

  • BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families: UCLan, 2014
  • Assessor Award, (A.1),Runshaw, 2015
  • External Verifier Award (Apprenticeships) Runshaw 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, UCLan, 2016
  • MA Community Leadership, UCLan, 2018
  • Level 7 Leadership and Management (ILM) 2018
  • HE Fellowship, UCLan, 2019
  • Cultural Diversity in Early Years
  • Widening Participation in Higher Education
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy