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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject area.

Degrees in non-related subjects will also be considered if you can demonstrate relevant paid or voluntary work experience and a commitment to study. Additionally, candidates without a BA/BSc may be considered where you can demonstrate evidence of equivalent prior learning and experience.

Six months’ experience of ongoing engagement in work with children, young people and families, or equivalent relevant paid or voluntary employment/work experience involving direct support of children, young people and families.

Ability to work with groups of children and access support from experienced professional colleagues.

The support and agreement of an employer through confirmation of support for study, verification of experience and allocation of a mentor (pastoral support). Alternatively, you should be willing to complete a family support placement – this would be individually negotiated to fit with any current work commitments you may have.

If you will be required to undertake a placement as part of your course, you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study the UK’s only postgraduate course in Family Support to acquire the academic and professional skills you need to manage and deliver effective family support.

You’ll learn from research-active academics with extensive experience as social care and family support practitioners. They’ll work with you to help you develop effective practice in a range of settings – from social care and health, to education.

The course is delivered by lecturers with diverse experiences of working in family support and children's services. Their approach to learning and teaching is underpinned by theoretical knowledge, the latest research and contemporary issues facing family support. They’re well-connected with local employers who provide specialist services in family support and early help and regularly consult with them to ensure the course content meets the needs of the sector.

By the time you graduate, you'll have had the chance to critically reflect on your practice, learn from evidence-informed practice, and contribute to the development of practice knowledge in family support.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk
Phone
0113 283 7123