Qualified and skilled children young people and families workers are in demand across a range of health education and social care settings. This course has been developed in close collaboration with employers from the children, young people and families' sector, to ensure you graduate with the skills, experience and knowledge to develop a successful career. **What you study** You study modules which are designed to introduce you to the core skills and knowledge required for working with children. These modules equip you with the skills and knowledge to support your professional, intellectual and future career development. Your studies include subjects such as safeguarding and assessment, child development, parenting and work-based learning. You also study interprofessional modules with students from a variety of professional backgrounds such as social work and nursing. This allows you to gain an understanding of the importance of the integrated workforce. Key areas include • safeguarding and child protection • parenting • child development • prevention and early intervention • reflective practice • personal and professional development. We use a range of teaching and learning methods to ensure course content appeals to you, whatever your learning style. We do not use exams as an assessment method. Instead you prepare case studies, presentations, portfolios and assignments. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. **Placements and work experience** You gain real insight and experience working with children young people and their families with 400 hours spent in work-based learning placements. We offer placements in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings, including • children's centres • schools • family support services • youth service. Work-based learning is a crucial element of the course as it provides opportunities for you to • learn alongside skilled professionals • develop values, skills, knowledge, confidence and practice competence • link theory to practice to support your professional development **Facilities** Your studies take place in our £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building on the Collegiate Campus, where you have 24 hour access to our learning centre with PCs, library and media resources, study spaces, and support services.