Childhood Studies and Guidance and Counselling BA (Hons) (KAPLAN)

UCAS code BX99 BA/CSGC

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The BA Joint Honours programme aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, insight and understanding of two distinct yet complementary subject areas.

This programme facilitates the development of graduate skills, subject expertise and exploration of a range of learning opportunities which will enable students to make an informed choice when determining potential future career pathways.

The part routes of the programme encourage students to acquire knowledge and insight into their chosen subjects, related disciplines, professions, organisations and agencies. Students will develop skills in communication, self-management, reflection, critical analysis, discussion and evaluation and have opportunities to focus on topics which interest them. You will also gain insight into a range of theoretical frameworks that underpin your chosen subject, developing an appreciation and understanding of contemporary ways of working in a range of different contexts.

Childhood Studies Childhood and youth are hugely significant topics in 21st Century society and Childhood Studies takes views of childhood and youth as a focus of critical enquiry. This route considers a range of perspectives and ideas held by parents, professionals, and young people that impact on children's lives and the cultures in which they live. Childhood Studies encourages you to consider the potential of young people to actively contribute to society.

Why study Childhood Studies? This part route equips you with the skills and knowledge to analyse and reflect upon the cultural, social and historical contexts within which children and young people grow up.

Why study Childhood Studies at Northumbria? You will be working with a diverse range of staff who are national and international consultants, researchers and authors in the field. This strong team runs one of the most long-standing routes in Childhood Studies in Britain and is well known for adopting innovative approaches to supporting students as learners. The richness of the teaching team’s research experience is reflected in the curriculum.

Guidance and Counselling Studies Guidance and Counselling Studies involves enquiry into the theoretical perspectives underpinning guidance and counselling models and strategies. It includes the analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of different approaches, and opportunities to apply your developing skills and knowledge in practice.

Why study Guidance and Counselling Studies? You will be involved with an engaging, challenging and varied programme of study which seeks to explore and evaluate the role guidance and counselling can play in supporting young people and adults in making choices about their lives. Building on your existing skills and knowledge, you will be encouraged to develop your individual learning and critical reflective abilities.

A range of approaches to learning, including group work, case studies, problem-solving exercises, enquiry based and experiential learning are used throughout the programme.

Participation in our innovative student peer mentor programme offers further enhancement of your experience of University and the chance to work in a practical way supporting new students.

You will also be encouraged to explore and network with agencies providing guidance and counselling to young people and adults.

Why study Guidance Counselling at Northumbria? This well established programme is taught by staff with an excellent reputation for their innovative teaching approaches informed by up to date research. Staff teaching on this programme have published a range of material, including research papers, articles and training guides to inform practice for professionals working in this area of work. We have also contributed to national and international conferences and award winning programmes in the guidance and counselling field of study. Additionally we have strong links with local agencies offering guidance and counselling services. Our programme is unique in the breadth of study offered in this subject area.

Course info

UCAS Code BX99 BA/CSGC

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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