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Social care

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Social care

Awarded by Kingston University

Kingston and St George’s is proud to offer you the chance to discover your career path in social care, with the Working with children and young people (WWCYP) course. Although not a social work qualification, this degree is a flexible and newly developed course that spans social work, education and healthcare disciplines, and offers a well-rounded perspective of working with children and young people based on pedagogy. This course is ideal for students who want to work in interprofessional work settings, or are undecided about which career path to follow.

Courses

Why choose us?

  • WWCYP is part of a suite of courses offered as part of the Institute of Child Centred Interprofessional Practice and is delivered by the School of Social Work and Social Care
  • Unique area of study for individuals who wish to work with children, young people and their families but are unsure which career to choose. Graduates are well positioned for careers in social work, early years, nursing, youth justice or teaching.
  • Students learn different approaches to working creatively and positively with children, young people, families and carers within a social pedagogy ethos.
  • Teaching is delivered by multidisciplinary team modelling sound interprofessional practice that informs the safe and effective working with children and young people
  • Students will receive an excellent grounding in the relevant legal and statutory requirements that underpin the provision of services for children and young people, and gain awareness of ethics and diversity as it impacts them and their future practice with children and young people.
  • Students undertake two practice learning experiences in a variety of settings.
  • There is the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus scheme in one of our partner institutions during the second year.

Partnerships
Voluntary agencies
Employment prospects
Student benefits and support
Practice placements

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