United Kingdom

University of Central Lancashire

401–500 th
Clinical, pre-clinical & health 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

University of Central Lancashire

Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation

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. Building relationships and working with people are a central part of this degree and you will undertake paid or volunteer experience across the three years. You will be able to use existing relevant work, or volunteer in a range of settings including community based projects with adults and residential child care. In Years 2 and 3 the social enterprise modules will give you the knowledge, skills and support to learn how to develop your own project or organisation to work with people.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Main Site,Preston