Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

72 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

L511

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Are you passionate about supporting children and families? Would you like a career where you can tackle issues such as health inequalities and poverty? Achieve your ambitions by studying on this exciting four year course which includes a foundation year and offers you the ideal preparation.

Beginning with a foundation year

Starting at foundation level is ideal if it has been a while since you were in formal education; are planning a career change; would benefit from a more gradual introduction to university level study; or do not meet the entry requirements to join our three-year honours degree directly.

It gives you an insight into working in health and social care environments, as well as supporting you to develop the skills you need to achieve your goals.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will then commence study on the full BSc (hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing degree.

What you will study

You’ll study modules such as:

  • Study Skills
  • Arts and Health
  • Communication Skills
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice
  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • Introduction to Mental Health

If you do not have GCSE in English and/or Maths, you will need to take these as core components of your foundation year, in place of some of the above foundation year modules.

  • 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 (double module)

How you will learn

From day one you’ll get all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive, friendly and welcoming learning environment where you can fulfil your ambitions.

You will be inspired and motivated by our dedicated teaching team who boast extensive experience of working with children and families in a broad spectrum of roles. 
We also draw on the expertise of research-active staff across our College of Health and Social Care, so you will benefit from insights into nursing, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, health promotion and creative expressive therapies.

Who you will meet

Our Programme Leader, Liz Eate, a registered adult general nurse who gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at the University. She has previously worked as a Health Visitor for Community Development and as a Family Nurse for the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), drawing on her special interest in teenage parents and safeguarding.

Senior Lecturuer, Claire Ambrose, who has over 25 years’ experience in leading and managing work with children, young people and families in settings such as the NHS, family centres, healthy living centres and health action zones. Originally a teacher, she has specialist research interests in areas including mental health, family learning, health inequalities and the pressures facing families affected by poverty. Claire worked as an Ofsted inspector for six years and has been an assessor for the National Patient Safety Agency within the NHS since 2003

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEN/A
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

N/A

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Careers

Graduates from the full BSc (Hons) Child and Family Health and Wellbeing course will be ideally prepared for careers in:

You could also continue your studies to postgraduate level if you would like to specialise further. For example, you could consider one of our postgraduate courses in Nursing or our MA Social Work. If your interest lies in teaching, there are opportunities to progress to a PGCE too.

Ongoing careers support

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course – and for up to three years after you’ve completed your studies.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Claire Ambrose (Programme Leader) c.ambrose@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 594084
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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