I now just have to decide what I want to study. In the running are health and social care with children and families, childhood and youth studies, history and religious studies.
I currently work as an SEN TA. I don't think I have plans to move into teaching and not sure what I'd do with a degree, but I want one. Not just for the sake of having one, but for my own personal development, you know? I did my GNVQ years ago in Health and Social Care and have a level 4 diploma in health and social care with children and families. There are a lot of modules in the childhood and youth course that are also in the health and social care one, so maybe that's the way to go. But maybe I should go for history or religious studies, but how useful would they be? Ideally, I think I'd like to become a family support worker or a pupil protection/welfare person, so it really is out of social care or childhood studies. Which one??????
No! Suppose I better had The childhood and youth would obviously be useful to my current role. But I do have a personal interest in health and social care. I will have a look at job specs like you've suggested. Thanks Violet
I would also look to see if any of the modules specify that you have to be working in that particular sector, I'm doing an Early Years degree with OU & have to be working with children for most of the modules, although my optional one E212 Childhood, which is also part of the childhood & youth one you don't need to be! I'm thinking more of the Health & Social care degree modules.
I work in lower primary, so early years would cover my areas as I believe that goes up to 7. I have looked through so much course information and modules that I forget which ones said you needed placements. I know that the social work one needs a placement and some of the childhood/supporting learning ones do, but can't remember where I saw that and if they are on the courses I have narrowed it down to (although witches has now got me thinking about EYs) so I will speak to my headteacher about it and make sure I can get the schools permission incase I come across modules I need their permission for. I have a while to decide as I am halfway through a CACHE level 3 which I want to finish before I start anything else.