2 years
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About this course

This course draws on the expertise of UWE Bristol and The Mulberry Bush Organisation, a charity with over 65 years' experience working with children with severe attachment disorders and complex trauma. Learning takes place during a series of monthly study days at the Mulberry Bush School, West Oxfordshire. As a full-time UWE Bristol student, you will also have access to our facilities and on-line resources.

You will study a range of theories relating to why children and young people can behave in different ways. You will learn about the significance of attachment disorders and interruptions to child development. You will develop the skills to communicate therapeutically with children and young people. This will help develop your understanding of behaviour as a form of communication and learn how conscious and unconscious processes influence it.

Work-based learning is integral to this Foundation degree and you will apply new learning in your workplace throughout the course. As well as helping you put theory into practice, this will hone your ability to reflect on situations and identify ethical solutions based on academic concepts.

On successful completion, you will be equipped to advance your career or to progress onto a related honours degree at UWE Bristol.  

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.