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Family Support

Course Description

The MA in Family Support is designed as a 2 year part time or 1 year full time course. Current students are drawn from a range of professional backgrounds including family support services, primary education and residential children's services.​

Benefits of Family Support

- The MA in Family Support meets the need for professionals to develop the necessary academic and practice skills and competence to offer effective family support in a range of settings and to lead and manage family support services, which span social care, health and education.
- Students undertaking this programme of study further enhance their ability to critically reflect, to learn from evidence informed practice and to contribute to the development of practice knowledge.​

Graduate Destinations

Graduates of the MA in Family Support will have the opportunity to enhance career progression in a range of children's services areas at both practitioner and manager level, either directly in or associated with family support practice, including: Leadership of family support services; strategic and policy development and MRes and PhD research work in family support.​

Visit the Family Support page on the Leeds Trinity University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You'll need a good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area; be a practitioner with normally six months’ experience of ongoing engagement in work with children, young people and families; or have equivalent relevant paid or voluntary employment/work experience involving direct support of children, young people and families; be able to work with groups of children and access support from experienced professional colleagues; support and agreement of employer through: confirmation of support for study, verification of experience and allocation of a mentor (pastoral support).

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