Cornwall College

BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC378 Children's Services

      An examination and critical analysis of children's 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.

    • CORC384 Research Methods

      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
    • CORC350 Independent Study

      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.

    • CORC355 Disability: Approaches to Inclusion

      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.

    • CORC376 Language Learning

      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.

    • CORC377 Outdoor Experiential Services

      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.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORC353 Dissertation

      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.

    • CORC379 Health Inequalities and Interventions

      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.

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.

Fees, costs and funding

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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

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 Partners 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. 

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