Cornwall College

BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate programmes across eight campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details
  • Course overview

  • Core modules

    • Children's Services (CORC3006)

      A critical analysis of childrens services will be undertaken in this module. Students will be provided with a broad view of what it means to work in a support capacity as a reflective and reflexive professional working within children, schools and families.

    • Dissertation (CORC353)

      This module will provide students with the opportunity to research and investigate a topic or subject of their choice in considerable depth. To develop their personal and professional skills and gain a deep understanding of an issue related to their own practice.

    • Health Inequalities and Interventions (CORC379)

      This module provides a forum for gaining a deep understanding of how agencies and professionals work together to tackle the issues arising around health inequalities. Consideration will be given to the impact of social deprivation or background on mental health as well as physical wellbeing across all age groups. Through critical analysis students will determine how effective integrated working can make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families and what can happen if the process does not function correctly.

    • Research Methods (CORC384)

      To provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the research process and the application of research methods. To enable the student to acquire, develop and deploy transferable skills in relation to researching in a wider context.

    Optional modules

    • Independent Study (CORC350)

      This module provides the opportunity to work independently by pursuing professionally focused inquiry into a selected educational area. The module will offer both professional and personal development for participants working as autonomous learners.

    • Disability: Approaches to Inclusion (CORC355)

      To provide an in-depth understanding of inclusion, the theories underpinning inclusion and the range of adjustments that can be made to support disabled people to achieve their goals.

    • Language Learning (CORC376)

      The module assesses understanding of what it means to learn language and examines the role and working practices of those who work and live with children and young people, to ensure that the effective acquisition of language takes place. The links between language learning and culture are analysed and how professional practice impacts on the development of plurilingualism and cultural entitlement within society.

    • Outdoor Experiential Services (CORC377)

      This cross-disciplinary module considers the range and type of outdoor provision available to children, schools and families in the UK and elsewhere and the responsibilities of those professionals working to support the needs of the sector. A critical review of how the outdoors is used to benefit the physical and mental wellbeing of children and young people, including an evaluation of the range of issues involved.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Cornwall College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College