Family Support and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (Lancaster University)


Qualification Obtained: Family Support and Wellbeing

Course Overview

The programme considers approaches to working with families, with a particular emphasis on working holistically with hard-to-reach families.   The programme is suitable for those in a wide variety of roles working directly with children, young people, and their families, including family/parent support workers and parenting practitioners, residential workers, leaving care workers, learning mentors, early intervention project workers, 'nurture group' workers, respite carers, and those working in children's/family centres.  You will be provided with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of social, sociological, psychological and legislative theories and perspectives and apply these sensitively to your work with families.  The support and wellbeing nature of the degree will not only equip you with the knowledge and skills to fulfil your demanding role but also enhance development of self-resilience strategies.

Course Entry Requirements

120 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent.  You will be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) within the sector for a minimum of 1 day per week whilst on the course.  You will be required to supply a letter of support from employer (paid/voluntary) at enrolment. We welcome applications from those with relevant work experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

2017 Entry Requirements

A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;

A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120) or equivalent from an appropriate discipline. You will also be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) in the sector within 30 days of the start of the course and thereafter for a minimum of 256 hours per year (average 8 hours per week over 32 weeks). Also supply a letter of support from your employer at enrolment. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Study Options

Course Code: SM1HE98
UCAS Code: 3V4S
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 08/06/2018

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

Course Code: SM1HE98
UCAS Code: 3V4S
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 08/06/2019

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

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