Prepare yourself for a career working in community settings with people of all ages, backgrounds or ethnicities with this course which focuses on bringing about positive change in lives and social relationships. This is achieved by understanding events and interactions through dialogue and critical reflection. Social pedagogy is concerned with holistic education, care and wellbeing. The theory and practice of social pedagogy is well-established in many countries and UK employers have now developed a keen interest in its use in social and health based occupations (examples include youth justice, foster care, forest schools, youth work, residential care, community development and public health). Advocacy is concerned with supporting others to have their voice heard on issues that are important to them; and enabling them to defend, promote and safeguard their rights. Participation is about getting people involved in decisions and taking action to bring about change. This degree will equip you with the experience, skills and knowledge needed for employment in this sector.
Full-time: this is a three-year course delivered on campus one day a week, Years 1 and 2 include a compulsory 5-day residential module and all three years will include an online module.
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction - Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
We also welcome applications from people who may not have the precise level of formal qualifications, but whose life and/or work has given them relevant experience and understanding. Please get in touch with the course leader if you have any questions about this.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Module 1 - Philosophy and ethics of Social pedagogy, participation 1
Module 2 - Communication theory
Module 3 - Rights, advocacy and citizenship based approach
Module 4 - Practical and creative
Module 5 - Sociology
Module 1 - Philosophy and ethics of Social pedagogy, participation 2
Module 2 - Legal framework
Module 3 - International study – Comparative approaches to practice
Module 4 - Psycho-social module
Module 5 - Social enterprise – innovation – research 1
Module 1 - Philosophy and ethics of Social pedagogy, participation 3
Module 2 - Social policy and politics
Module 4 - Social enterprise – innovation – research 2
Module 4 - Dissertation project
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.