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Course Level:Undergraduate
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Duration: 2 Years
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time day

About the course

If you are already working within the children/young people and family services sector, this new, practice-focused Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) has been specially developed by the University of Bedfordshire to allow you to upskill and take your career to the next level.

This course gives you the specific training, knowledge and skills needed to work in a professional role supporting children, young people and families in need, across a range of settings, including residential and in the community.

The course has a strong emphasis on work-based and simulated learning, building skills and enhancing your learner development. You are able to reflect on your experience and practice, which helps you to improve your support and your client’s experience, leading to better outcomes in the long term.

What is a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)?

HTQs are a new qualification equivalent to a HND and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This Level 4 HTQ meets the occupational standards for the sector and, after successfully completing the course, you have the specific training, knowledge and skills required of a children, young people and families practitioner.

Why choose this course

  • It covers both theory and practice in real and simulated environments, allowing you to develop the occupational skills and behaviours you need for the role
  • It places services within their social, political, economic and cultural contexts so you are better positioned to offer a range of approaches
  • It is delivered by the University’s School of Applied Social Sciences, which has a strong history of training professionals to work with children, youth and families
  • Our external partners – which include voluntary and statutory agencies working in the sector - contribute to the course delivery, providing support, additional specialist knowledge and experience
  • It is designed and delivered in partnership with local employers and users of the service, offering a practice-led and competency-based curriculum built on professional codes of ethical conduct and the statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people
  • Staff who teach the course are research-active, regularly publishing in areas including step-parenting; fatherhood; school exclusion; sex and relationship education; and youth work. Their research knowledge feeds into your learning
  • You learn a range of transferable skills including problem-solving; decision-making; having professional conversations; and presenting arguments
  • The course is an ideal way to upskill and take on more responsibility or to change direction to fill skills shortages and workforce gaps in another role
  • It opens the way to progressing on to the Level 5 Children, Young People and Families Manager FdA Higher Technical Qualification
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Why study in the School of Community, Society and Health?

  • Placements in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
  • Study in simulation labs for real life scenarios

Entry Requirements

More information on entry requirements will be coming soon.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking could be suitable for entry to a course and talk through study options.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

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Entry Requirements


More information on entry requirements will be coming soon.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking could be suitable for entry to a course and talk through study options.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

How will this course improve my career prospects?

The curriculum is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified people trained to take on roles within children/young people and family services across the statutory, voluntary and growing private sectors. It also opens the way to further study at Level 5 with our Children, Young People and Families Manager FdA then on to top-up degree level in a related field such as Child and Youth Studies BA (Hons). 

Fees and Funding

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Fees and Funding


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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

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How to Apply


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student