The primary focus of family support is on early intervention and prevention, aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families, paying particular attention to those who are vulnerable or at risk. The aim of this programme is to further the education and skills of professionals with a common interest in family support.
This is a two-year part-time programme, and students are required to attend college two days every second week over four semesters with the agreement of their employers. There are seven modules in total in the programme: three of these are core modules and are taught in both years. The full list of modules is on the course website.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Unique in Europe: established in 2003, this programme is the only one of its kind in Europe with an emphasis on applying a family support orientation across a wide range of practice and policy arenas.
2. Flexibility: the part-time nature of this programme means it may be suitable for those in full-time employment.
3. Broad appeal: the programme suits students from many backgrounds due to the interdisciplinary nature of family support studies.