The Childhood and Family Studies and Social Policy 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. 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. Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy and students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. An international perspective is taken to the degree and students will also have the opportunity to learn about how other countries support children and their families. -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 -The combination of subjects provides an interdisciplinary approach which gives the degree flexibility in the job market.