Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. You’ll find us personable and approachable – our Children, Schools and Families degree has high levels of student satisfaction.
Why study with us
1stin the UK for graduate prospects (on track)Complete University Guide (Social Work)
- 2ndin the North West for research qualityComplete University Guide (Social Work)
- 5thin the UK for teaching on the courseNational Student Survey (Childhood and Youth Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
10in the UK for overall positivityNational Student Survey (Childhood and Youth Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- You’ll have the opportunity to complete a Paediatric First Aid certificate and to follow the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies (ECGPC) route alongside your degree.
- You'll be taught by an expert team of practicing social workers, researchers, and academic staff who's expertise spans education, social work, sociology, psychology and social policy.
- Engage in interactive lectures and seminars, with two full days per week taking place in-person on campus, 100% face-to-face.
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What you'll do
- We’re committed to giving you excellent support. From the start, you’ll be allocated a tutor who’ll oversee your progress and be there to help you.
- The Children, Schools and Families team span a range of disciplines and you’ll benefit from academic expertise informed by research and practice.
Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner
From September 2022, students studying on this course will also be able to work towards attaining a professional practice award that qualifies the student as a Level 6 Graduate Practitioner with Children. The ECGPC meets the statutory requirements for practitioners working with children under 8 years old in early years settings, schools, social care, working within family support.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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Our Children, Schools and Families Foundation Entry degree is a great first step towards a career working with children, young people and the services that support them.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary
This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport
For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information
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