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BSc (Hons) Integrated Children and Young People's Practice

Summary 2014/15

  • Build upon your existing skills and enhance your employability in the expanding Children’s Workforce, enabling you to work across professional and traditional boundaries and meet the challenge of perpetual change;
  • Equip yourself with a detailed understanding and experience of multi-professional working;
  • Develop skills in reflective practice and enhance your ability to analyse and evaluate in a systematic manner directly from experience.

This is a Level 6 conversion programme, giving you the opportunity to progress from a foundation degree (or equivalent) to an honours degree in a relevant subject.

To support the challenges of the Children's Workforce reform, this conversion degree has been developed to give you the opportunity to develop additional skills, knowledge and competencies within the new integrated children's services.

You will also further develop skills in critical analysis and research with the ability to recognise how that information can be interpreted and applied to future working situations.

Location: Edge Hill University
Course Type: Conversion Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
1 year: Full Time
2 years: Part Time
Start Date: September 2014

2014/15 Entry Requirements

You are normally required to demonstrate 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent, i.e. you should have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrated Practice (Early Years and Children or Young People), or other relevant foundation degree or DipHE, for example a DipHE in Nursing.

How do I apply?

Apply directly to Edge Hill University.

Download the application form (pdf) and notes for guidance (pdf).


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Faculty Website

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Summary 2015/16

  • Build upon your existing skills and enhance your employability in the expanding Children’s Workforce, enabling you to work across professional and traditional boundaries and meet the challenge of perpetual change;
  • Equip yourself with a detailed understanding and experience of multi-professional working;
  • Develop skills in reflective practice and enhance your ability to analyse and evaluate in a systematic manner directly from experience.

This is a Level 6 conversion programme, giving you the opportunity to progress from a foundation degree (or equivalent) to an honours degree in a relevant subject.

To support the challenges of the Children's Workforce reform, this conversion degree has been developed to give you the opportunity to develop additional skills, knowledge and competencies within the new integrated children's services.

You will also further develop skills in critical analysis and research with the ability to recognise how that information can be interpreted and applied to future working situations.

Location: Edge Hill University
Course Type: Conversion Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
1 year: Full Time
2 years: Part Time
Start Date: September 2015

2015/16 Entry Requirements

You are normally required to demonstrate 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent, i.e. you should have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrated Practice (Early Years and Children or Young People), or other relevant foundation degree or DipHE, for example a DipHE in Nursing.

How do I apply?

Apply directly to Edge Hill University.

Download the application form (pdf) and notes for guidance (pdf).


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Faculty Website

Faculty of Health and Social Care

Details

Who is this course for?

This programme is for people wanting to progress their career in a range of settings in early years, children's or young people's services. It is ideal as professional development for anyone working in these areas.

What will I gain from this programme?

The programme is an opportunity to enhance your skills in reflective practice, developing your ability to analyse and evaluate in a systematic manner directly from experience.

In addition, you will be afforded the opportunity to focus on developing competencies to inform further qualifications within the new integrated service. You will become a valuable member of the developing children’s workforce, able to work across professional and traditional boundaries and meet the challenge of perpetual change.

What will I study?

There are two subject specific core modules on the programme, ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People’ and ‘Health and Wellbeing in Children and Young People’.

These modules are directed towards those who work with children and young people in educational, social or health care settings. One module focuses on Every Child Matters and the current safeguarding agenda to enable children to reach their potential, the other covers the major determinants affecting the health economic and social well-being of children, young people and their families. You will address inequalities and explore interventions aimed at tackling such inequalities to ensure that the best outcomes are afforded to children and young people.

You will also study a compulsory research module, learning the research methodologies and skills required to complete a core dissertation.

The programme is completed with a 20 credit module chosen under the direction and guidance of the programme leader from across a range of faculty and institutional modules.

How will I study?

You will learn through a variety of methods, including seminars, lectures, work-based learning and tutorials.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a module team which consists of senior lecturers with comprehensive experience within a variety of health, community and other social contexts of children’s services, together with staff who are research active within the subject area.

How will I be assessed?

As you progress through the assessment process you will develop increasing levels of skills in analysing and critiquing the literature. You will acquire research methods and an ability to recognise how that information can be interpreted and applied to future working situations.

Assessment will be undertaken through assignments and a seminar presentation, further developing your communication and public speaking skills.

What are my career prospects?

This programme provides a valuable qualification and additional knowledge and skills for people wanting to progress their career in a range of settings in early years, children's or young people's services.

It is an equally valuable professional development programme for if you are already working in these areas and wish to enhance your future career prospects.

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Fees and Finance

Academic Year 2014/15: Full-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee will typically be £9,000. However, if you are progressing directly from a full-time foundation degree which you commenced prior to September 2012, the tuition fee will be £3,465 provided you have not had a break from education since completion of the foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters).

Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished the conversion degree and are earning at least £21,000 per annum (for those who qualify for the £9,000 tuition fee) or £16,365 per annum (for those who qualify for the £3,465 tuition fee). If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

Eligible full-time UK students can also apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, subject to household income, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2014.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2014/15: Part-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a part-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2014/15, the standard tuition fee typically varies depending on whether you are classed as a "new" or "continuing" student.

If you are joining a part-time conversion degree in academic year 2014/15 directly from a part-time foundation degree, you will be classed as a "continuing" student provided that you started the foundation degree prior to September 2012 and have not had a break from education since completing the foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters).

The tuition fee for "continuing" students enrolled on this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2014/15 is £25 per credit, i.e. £500 per 20 credit module. 120 credits are required to complete a conversion degree.

UK students who qualify for the "continuing student" tuition fees may be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Grant of up to £1,285 per annum, subject to income level and intensity of study, and may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested Course Grant of up to £280 for books, travel and other course-related expenditure.

If you are joining a part-time conversion degree as a new student, have taken a break from education since completing a foundation degree (disregarding any normal intervening vacation period between semesters), or you studied a foundation degree on a full-time basis, the tuition fee for part-time study is £75 per credit for academic year 2014/15 - i.e. £1,500 per 20 credit module. Please note, these tuition fees also apply to any part-time students who are progressing directly from a part-time foundation degree joined from September 2012 onwards.

If you qualify for these "new student" tuition fees, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, subject to eligibility, to cover the cost of your tuition fees. You will not start to repay this Tuition Fee Loan until the April after you have finished the conversion degree. Repayments will only commence if you are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2014/15, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2014pt.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2015/16: Full-Time Study

If you are a prospective UK or EU student joining a full-time conversion degree at Edge Hill University in academic year 2015/16, the standard tuition fee will be £9,000.

Subject to eligibility, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees which you will not start to repay until the April after you have finished the conversion degree and are earning at least £21,000 per annum. If you leave the course early, you will still have to repay your student loans.

Eligible full-time UK students can also apply for a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, subject to household income, and a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Additional grants may be available depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are progressing directly from a full-time foundation degree which you commenced prior to September 2012, alternative tuition fees and financial support arrangements may apply. Please contact us for further details.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to UK and eligible EU students joining this conversion degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2015/16, together with details of how to apply for funding, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/conversionfinance2015.

Please note, the above information is for UK and eligible EU students only.

Academic Year 2015/16: Part-Time Study

Tuition fees and financial support arrangements for prospective students joining this conversion degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2015/16 are still to be announced. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Where can I find out more?

If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team by emailing study@edgehill.ac.uk or calling 01695 657000.

If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays to book your place.

You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.

Still want more?

If you have any questions you would like to ask the programme leader about this course, please contact:

  • Toni Bewley, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
  • Tel: 07734086655
  • Email: bewleyt@edgehill.ac.uk

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Modules

HUG3263 Research Methodology (20 credits) enables you to develop an understanding of the research process. The module will also familiarise you with the nature and variety of research methods together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision-making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining both the positive and negative aspects of both approaches, in order to determine how each approach can be seen as equally valuable and often complementary.

HUG3113 Protecting Children and Young People at Risk (20 credits) provides you with the opportunity to critically reflect on and evaluate child protection policy and practice and seeks to develop skills and knowledge in enhancing practice development. You will critically analyse government policy and the law in relation to protecting children, evaluating evidence, with a particular emphasis being placed on collaboration, communication and partnership working, across organisational and professional boundaries.

HUG3114 Health, Economic and Social Wellbeing in Children and Young People (30 credits). The major social determinants affecting the health, economic and social well-being of children and young people and their families will be explored within this module. Interventions aimed at tackling inequalities to make sure the best outcomes are afforded to children and young people are also examined, enabling you to meet the five key outcomes outlined in the Every Child Matters Agenda.

HUG3100 Dissertation (30 credits) will focus on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by you and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of the literature related to your specific area of study and then apply critical analysis to the existing literature and make recommendations that will improve service provision.

You will select one additional module, negotiated with the programme leader, chosen from the Faculty of Health and Social Care's portfolio (20 credits).


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Contact

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
United Kingdom
GEO: 53.559704; -2.87388
+44(0)1695 575171

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