The Integrated Children and Young People’s Services Foundation Degree will be of interest to a broad range of potential students working in health, education and social services across the public, private and voluntary sectors who want to up-skill in their career.
The part-time course has already successfully recruited students in September 2008 at Walsall College and South Birmingham College. The University is now planning to offer a further cohort at the University City Campus in Wolverhampton in January 2009.
The course supports the University’s commitment to Every Child Matters and integrated services for children, young people and families.
Modules will include study skills; research methods; integrated approaches to safeguarding and protecting children; working with children, young people and families and leading and managing integrated service provision.
Christine Vincent, Coordinator for Integrated Services for children, young people and families across the University, said: “This is an exciting new course which will enable those working with children and young people to develop their careers. There will be a strong emphasis on work-based learning and the chance for students to undertake a project which is directly related to their current role.”