The Childhood and Family Studies and Education Studies degree will develop the skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts. This degree aims to provide invaluable insights into learning, teaching and education systems. Although it does not lead to qualified teacher status, it introduces students to a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry. The course is suitable for people new to this area or experienced staff searching for career development. Work experience 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, libraries and other relevant settings. - This course involves work placements at every level of study. - The teaching team are from a range of professional backgrounds including education, social work and youth work and are all actively involved in research. - Student support is a priority with systems of pastoral and academic support provided from the start by personal and module tutors. - This is a unique course which offers both academic rigour and professional relevance.