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.
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.
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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).
Recipient: Leeds Trinity University
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