The Sociology and Childhood and Family Studies (CAFS) degree will develop the skills and knowledge required for a range of careers in the statutory and voluntary sectors; particularly social and educational organisations working with children, their families and the services that support them. The programme provides students with the opportunity to understand the complexities of the world we live in. Students are encouraged to apply their sociological knowledge to a range of key social issues and to understand the impact such issues have on children and families. Work experience and community placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services and other relevant settings. Such experiences broaden your sociological knowledge, deepen your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhance opportunities for employment. Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. Global perspectives are incorporated in the degree providing students with the opportunity to learn about other countries and, in particular, the variety of ways in which children and their families are supported internationally. -This course involves work and community placements at every level of study, allowing students to put their knowledge into practice thereby deepening appreciation of these two disciplines and enhancing employment opportunities. -You can choose which age group you wish to focus on depending on your personal interests and career aspirations. -This unique course offers both academic rigour and professional relevance.