About

Are you passionate about supporting children and families? Would you like a career where you can tackle issues such as health inequalities and poverty? This exciting Child and Family Health and Wellbeing (Hons) course from University of Derby offers you the ideal preparation.

The BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing is your stepping stone to a role where you can make a positive difference every working day. You’ll be part of a new generation of dedicated, creative and highly capable professionals supporting children, families and their wider communities.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in helping families and children to reach their potential. We will equip you with the skills, understanding and values you need to work in a broad range of settings delivering health, social and developmental work.

You will learn how to provide high-quality support services which are critical to sustaining family life, sometimes in the face of problems such as poverty, illness, domestic violence and mental health issues. We help you to support vulnerable families with respect and compassion, promoting strong parenting skills and healthier lifestyles.

Throughout, you will take a holistic view of children’s and young people’s needs – emotionally, socially, educationally and from health perspectives. You will also consider those needs in the context of the wider community.

The focus is on applying your skills to practical scenarios. You will find yourself writing up home visit reports, devising family learning resources such as games, and harnessing music, dance or drama to help children express themselves creatively.

Careers

This course will broaden your career scope at a time when exciting new roles are emerging in education, health, social care, community and voluntary settings. You’ll be ideally prepared for careers in:

  • Family Support
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Work in Schools
  • Community Work
  • Family Centres
  • Parenting Support
  • Childcare Teams
  • Targeted work with vulnerable families

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Reflective Practice and Study Skills
  • Anti-discriminatory Practice with Children and Families
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Child Development and Health
  • Family, Community and Society
  • Protecting and Safeguarding Children
  • Developing Practice with Research Methods
  • Integrated Working with Children and Families
  • Family Learning
  • Creative Approaches with Children and Families
  • Family Mental Health and Parenting
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Integrated Practice Placement
  • Managing and Leading Work with Children and Families
  • Complex Health Conditions in Children
  • Resourcing Services and Social Enterprise
  • Independent Study

                                    English Language Requirements

                                    You need the following IELTS score:

                                    • Minimum required score:

                                      6

                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                    Academic Requirements

                                    Typical entry requirements:
                                    • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels).
                                    • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                    Alternative entry qualifications:
                                    • BTEC - DMM
                                    • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                            Tuition Fee

                                            • EU/EEA

                                              9250 GBP/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                            Living costs for Derby

                                            • 540 - 860 GBP/month
                                              Living Costs

                                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                            Funding

                                            • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                            • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                            • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

                                            Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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