BA (Hons)/Grad Dip Children and Family Studies

We offer this  programme in collaboration with  Bournemouth University.


The award is designed for qualified and experience child care social workers.

You will have already gained 40 level H credits via the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Childcare specialism (formerly Consolidation and Preparation for Specialist Practice unit or PQ1).

This course will enable you to:

  • Build on your social work knowledge and experience, developing your competence as a child care practitioner
  • Gain further knowledge and skills needed to undertake the role of a child care practitioner
  • Develop your skills of reflective understanding and critical analysis
  • Use your knowledge, skills and experience to assist the development of others

You can access detailed course description here

Intake process
Before joining the programme you will need to discuss it with your Line Manager who will be required to agree for you to undertake it and sign the Nomination Form.

We anticipate next course to start in January 2016, with the intake process starting around September 2015. You can express your interest by contacting our team.

Study time requiremments

The course takes around a year to complete, with the results received a few months later.

Individual study time allocation is usually 5 days per module.