Your Course Handbook is where you can find vital information about submitting assignments, mitigation and a range of other important issues.
Course Handbooks for the 2020/21 academic year will be published on this page in due course. If your Course Handbook is not published yet, please check back soon. All Course Handbooks will be published prior to the course induction.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours Young People, Communities and Society, Level 6, 2020/21 - Course Handbook
Welcome to the Course
Welcome back to the final year of your studies. We are looking forward to working with you and supporting you as complete your final year of the course. This handbook provides you with information that you will need on your course. You should find it helpful when you are preparing for an assessment and at any time that you need help or advice in connection with your studies here. You will also receive a module handbook for each module you study on your course.
Your course team and the School of Health and Community Studies are committed to ensuring that you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the coming year. Your Academic Advisor and I are available to help with any questions regarding your learning support arrangements in 2020/21.
On behalf of our University and the course team I would like to wish you well in your studies.
Alan Smith, Course Director
Welcome to your course in the School of Health and Community Studies. Whether you are a new or returning student I am delighted to be able to welcome you into the 2020/21 academic year.
The year ahead will contain successes, challenges, and personal growth for you, and the School’s team of dedicated academic staff and administrators are here to help you to achieve your potential.
The School has a broad range of disciplines in our Health Promotion, Nursing and Healthcare, Psychological Therapies and Mental Health, and Social and Community Studies groups. Our academic teams work collaboratively, drawing on each other’s expertise to support learning, undertake professional practice and consultancy, and deliver internationally recognised, societally impactful research.
Throughout the year ahead please do take time to let us know what you are enjoying and what you find valuable, but also please let us know if there are things we could do differently to improve your experience through feedback to your Course Director, at the School Forum or through module evaluations and surveys.
I wish you every success for this academic year.
Dr Duncan Sharp, Dean of School
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I’m really looking forward to meeting you (virtually!) and wish you the best! See you around.
Sherry Iqbal, Education Officer, LBSU
This Handbook contains important information about Leeds Beckett University’s planned approach to course delivery and assessment in 2020/21. You should read this web page carefully so that you are aware of any changes that affect your course.
The University is informed by Government and Public Health England (PHE) Covid-19 advice and guidance for maintaining a Covid-secure learning and working environment. We have made arrangements to continue to provide a high-quality educational experience in a way that protects the safety and wellbeing of both students and staff. We are engaging closely with Leeds Beckett Students’ Union to inform the arrangements and will also be informed by feedback provided by our individual students.
Government and Public Health England advice and guidance continues to evolve, so the arrangements for delivery of your course and use of the campus may need to change during the academic year to continue to protect students and staff.
The taught content advertised at each level of study, or its equivalent, will be delivered across the academic year 2020/21. We have identified an appropriate mix of blended learning – a mix of face-to-face, on-campus, online and digital content and teaching and learning for each subject, reflecting what will maximise learning as well as supporting more vulnerable learners and enabling the university as a whole to minimise transmission risk.
Covid-19 social distancing measures will be implemented during 2020/21 for teaching, learning, assessment and student support.
In the event of further government lockdowns, either local or national, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies.
If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice. We may revert to different proportions of on-campus learning and online learning delivery later in the academic calendar year or a later teaching block. Learning will remain accessible for students who are unable to attend on campus sessions.
How we will communicate with you
We have sent information to new and continuing students on the plans for delivery of your course in 2020/21, the academic calendar (teaching block delivery or alternative) applicable for your course and the options available to you, to enable you to make informed choices.
As the situation evolves, further information on local course delivery arrangements will be provided to you in emails and on the University’s Covid-19 microsite.
In addition to the course specific information set out in this Handbook and the above communications, the University’s Covid-19 microsite contains information for students and applicants, including information relating to University accommodation and University facilities and services. The Covid-19 microsite is regularly reviewed and updated as the situation, advice and planning evolve.
Key terms and conditions
Further important information for applicants and students is available on our Information for Applicants and Students website. This includes information about the student contract, fees and funding, your rights of cancellation, the student protection plan and the University complaints process. It is essential that you read the information on this webpage carefully as it sets out the rights and obligations that form the contract between you and the University and information about how to make a complaint.
Location of delivery
In academic year 2020/21, it is planned that your course will be delivered via a blend of online and digital learning and on-campus teaching and learning, with the necessary Covid-19 social distancing and other measures in place on campus informed by the Government and Public Health England advice and guidance.
Information on how blended teaching and learning will be delivered and the location of any on-campus delivery is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘Location(s) of Delivery’ and ‘Teaching and Learning Activities’.
Information on the delivery of placements and other off-campus learning opportunities is provided in subsequent sections of this Handbook entitled ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (if applicable to your course), ‘Sandwich Placement Information’.
Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. Other additional costs remain as published on our original Online Prospectus information in addition to the areas of costs outlined below and in the updated 2020/21 Course Specification for your course.
The course will be delivered via a blended approach that includes online teaching and learning, digital learning and on campus sessions. If a further lockdown is necessary then delivery will be continued and supported via online and digital learning. Students are advised that they will need a personal digital device for this purpose. The University’s wide range of student support services available for students also includes a laptop loans scheme. Students may wish to bring an existing personal device or purchase or lease a laptop or similar device for their personal use which would be an additional cost. The costs of this would vary depending on your individual requirements but can be in the region of £400-800 depending on the device.
The University has developed a means-tested Covid-19 Financial Assistance Package to support students to acquire a laptop should this be needed. Students may also apply for a living expenses fund for unexpected personal hardship as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis.
Students will need to follow the Public Health England advice and any specific national requirements for maintaining personal safety and hygiene to protect themselves and others from the Covid-19 risks. These personal safety measures such as the wearing of face coverings will be an additional cost that students need to consider.
Where PPE is an essential requirement for the nature of the course you are undertaking this will be detailed below.
Policies, Standards and Regulations
Covid-19 social distancing measures will be in place for teaching, learning, assessment and student support in 2020/21. This means that there will be operational requirements and protocols in place for the way in which your course is delivered and the way in which University activities, facilities, and spaces operate which students and staff will need to follow.
In the event of further government lockdowns either local or national in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies. We may need to implement approved emergency Covid-19 pandemic academic regulations to take account of the impact of Covid-19 general extenuating circumstances.
Details of the policies and regulations which are relevant to you are available in the ‘Policies, Standards and Regulations’ section of this Handbook.
Sandwich Placements, Other Placements and Other Off-Campus Learning Opportunities
Covid-19 response measures are likely to impact on the arrangements for placements, field trips, volunteering and other off-campus activities. If available, these are likely to operate with appropriate social distancing arrangements. Employers may reduce the availability of placement or volunteering opportunities due to the impact of Covid-19 on their operations.
The availability or type of placements with employers, study abroad or volunteering opportunities, may be restricted. The University follows the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice and is also informed by any specific in-country international travel restrictions or requirements.
The University’s current position is that we will not facilitate outward (from UK) international/overseas placements, study abroad or volunteering activity in 2020/21. This is to protect students and minimise the risk of you being stranded abroad in the event of a lockdown and the introduction of national/local travel restrictions. We will only consider international placements for students whose domicile address is in the country of their placement.
Inward Erasmus study (from other EU countries to the UK under this scheme) will be supported where these align with the teaching blocks academic calendar delivery dates. There may be other national or international travel restrictions or quarantine measures or specific work-place Covid-19 measures that impact on these opportunities.
Should the Covid-19 response and alert level be amended any activity may also be subject to Covid-19 employer, local or in-country requirements applicable at the time of the placement/activity. We will keep the position under review for teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2, informed by Public Health England and the UK Government‘s Foreign and Commonwealth travel advice.
Students will have access to advice and support from the University careers and employability team during their studies via the online resources and support.
Further information on placements or other off-campus learning opportunities applicable to your course is provided in the ‘In-Year Work Placement Information’ and (where relevant) ‘Sandwich Placement Information’ sections below.
Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course
We will prioritise face-to-face teaching and practical teaching to meet any requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB) if your course includes these elements. This will ensure that your course retains its full professional status.
Where applicable, specific information on applicable professional statutory or regulatory body recognition or requirements for your course is summarised in the ‘Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course’ section below.
Teaching and Learning Activities
The way we will deliver this course and teaching, learning and assessment activities in 2020/21 will be informed by Public Health England advice and guidance on Covid-19 secure requirements and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff.
You will experience a blended approach to learning for 2020/21; this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus online, and digital content, teaching and learning.
We are working within the government 2 metre social distancing measures for Teaching Block 1 so we are not planning to deliver large-group teaching on campus throughout 2020/2021. This will ensure that maximum space will be available for small-group teaching.
In most cases, the taught content will also be available online so you can still access it if you are not able to attend campus due to the pandemic (for example, due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions). There will be digital content and recorded lectures available online to support students who may be unable to travel to campus. In some circumstances, other formal taught sessions may also be recorded.
In the event of a further government lockdown in response to Covid-19, we will prioritise digital and online learning and support to enable students to continue with their studies and study towards achieving any specified professional statutory and regulatory body accreditation requirements where this applies.
If there is an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we will continue to provide blended delivery for teaching block 1 or semester 1 in 2020/21. We will keep teaching blocks 2 and 3 or semester 2 under review, informed by Public Health England advice (see Introduction section above).
Further information on local course delivery arrangements will continue to be available from your School.
Our approach to delivering student support in 2020/21
Given the planned social distancing measures in place on campus for 2020/21 to ensure safe delivery of services for students and staff, some of the arrangements for student support will be accessible online.
We are committed to ensuring you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the forthcoming year. General learning spaces, including access to libraries, will be available to be booked online; and where specialist space is needed, this will either be provided: as normal; created in newly adapted spaces; or replicated as part of an enhanced suite of online resources.
We want to provide a safe environment for students and staff, so on-campus delivery of student support services will be limited. This may mean that campus-based school offices will operate within defined core office hours. However, full access to advice, learning support and specialist services will be delivered via telephone, email, video calls and online live chat. The Students' Union will also be implementing social distancing arrangements for student advice services.
Access to Library support in 2020/21
The Library offers access to thousands of resources via MyBeckett or theLibrary website which also provides full details of all our services.
In response to Covid-19, and the need for social distancing for the protection of students and staff, the libraries will be available via a booking system in 2020/21 for students to study, access PCs and laptops, printer/ copiers, and other equipment, and to use the books and journals.
Further information on Library support is available in the ‘Library and IT Support’ section of this Handbook.
Range of Support Services Available
There is a range of support for disabled or vulnerable students. Any student with a disability, who may or may not have declared this to the University and wishes to discuss their learning support for the year ahead or their status as a Covid-19 extremely vulnerable person, should contact their Disability Adviser for their School who is based in Student Services to discuss their support needs in the first instance. The service contact details are email@example.com or telephone 0113 812 5831. Students who are classed at Covid-19 Extremely Vulnerable (i.e. you have received a Shielding Letter from the NHS) but who do not regard themselves as disabled, and have not registered with the Disability Team, should discuss any support arrangements they may need, directly with their Course Director and if resident in halls, their Residential Life Team.
Further information is available in the ‘Support for Disabled Students’ section of this Handbook.
Information on the support available from your School and other Services is available in the ‘Key Contacts’ and ‘Learning Support’ sections of this Handbook.
In order to provide you with information on student services support in 2020/21 in response to the changing Covid-19 position, updated information will be provided on our University Covid-19 microsite.
Please note that this course is being taught with the teaching block-based delivery (not in semesters) and your teaching block dates are provided in the 2020/21 Student Academic Calendar. Teaching blocks are 10 weeks long. Check your module handbooks for the dates of delivery and the assessment period for each module.
It is currently planned for teaching block 1 that lectures will be available online, given the current restrictions placed on social distancing. Alongside this, individual and small group support will be offered online and this will be reviewed at regular intervals.
Access to a personal digital device to enable participation in digital and online learning, teaching and assessment is essential (see part one, Course fees section for more details). Online delivery may use a variety of platforms including Skype for Business and MS Teams. Other platforms may be used for specific activities. Support is available from the University to enable you to use platforms or software that you are unfamiliar with; you can download Microsoft Office onto your device by logging into your Office 365 portal from the IT tab on MyBeckett and you can obtain IT Support here: https://libguides.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/it_support.
Details of how students will be supported to engage with online content and assessment on the course will be covered at induction and detailed in your module handbooks, available on MyBeckett. You will be guided to the support available from the University to help with unfamiliar software or platforms for your modules. You will also be guided to our usual online resources, such as the Skills for Learning and the Library resources, and to the support provided by the Library Academic Support team. You will receive guidance on managing your independent study hours for each module undertaken.
Key Contacts & Keeping in Touch
This is usually your dissertation supervisor at level 6.
Urszula Scibior firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 812 7603 Calverley Building room 518
When elected, your Course Representative details will be provided in class or via MyBeckett.
The contact details of other key services, such as the Student Advice Hub, Disability Support, Library, Money, Careers, Students' Union Advice Service and Students' Union Student Voice Team can be found on the Students web page.
Academic and administrative staff at our University use your student email address to contact you. It is important that you check this account regularly. You can forward emails from your student email address to a preferred personal email address, however, quarantine and spam filters needed by our University mean that emails sent from external email addresses may be delayed, blocked or deleted. It is therefore important that your student email address is the only email address that you use to contact University staff. Information on how to access your student email address can be found on the Library Student IT Support page (http://libguides.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/it_support/office365/outlook)
Please make sure that you inform your Course Administrator whenever you change your address and contact details. It is important that you also update your records yourself. You can do this via the My Account/Update my Data tab on MyBeckett. This will ensure we can always contact you in an emergency, and that you receive any important University communications that we may need to send you.
We will inform you of class activities and course notifications, including any cancellations, normally through MyBeckett announcements or emails. For each module, the Module Handbook will include the preferred method of communicating general information about that module to you.
Your course team is based in Calverley Building, fifth floor and your School admin office is in Calverley Building room 518, when on campus.
Skype for Business is a communication tool for staff and students:
- Make calls using audio, video and instant messages across the University community.
- Create and participate in group online meetings to support project assignments.
- Available across University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.
- Fully integrated with the Office 365 suite already used by staff and students.
Further information is available on the Library's Skype for Business web page for students.
MS Teams is part of the Office 365 suite used by staff and students for communication and collaboration:
- Access via MyBeckett on University devices and personal mobiles via a free downloadable app.
- Participate in online meetings and video conferencing in groups or one-to-one.
- Work on shared content, ideas, projects and online learning.
Further information is available on the Library's MS Teams FAQ web page.
Your course team will advise how Skype for Business and MS Teams will be used on your course.
Do you need to know more about joining your online teaching sessions or seminars? See the guidance from the Library on this link: How do I attend an online meeting/seminar/webinar?
This course will be scheduled using a teaching block or semester-based delivery. The 2020/21 academic calendar and term dates are available on our Academic Calendars web page.
Taught sessions will normally be scheduled and included in your timetable. This will include on-campus sessions that you should attend. In 2020/21, depending on your course, this may also include scheduled online teaching and learning sessions where student engagement is required at a specified time and tutor pre-recorded lectures and scheduled discussion sessions. Module information will be made available online by the school for enrolled students.
Timetables will be made available to students during induction week via:
1. The Student Portal (MyBeckett)
2. The Leeds Beckett app
You should discuss any difficulties relating to your engagement with timetabled sessions with your Course Administrator.
The School Forums, where students raise feedback on their academic experience, are scheduled into all students’ timetables. Any student can attend but only Course Reps are expected to be in attendance.
Students develop both practical and academic skills to support and empower the people who they will come into contact with in community, social care, education and health settings. The course nurtures students about the importance of advocacy and empowerment, and using participatory frameworks they will develop excellent communication skills, and work effectively with, and ‘get alongside’, a range of individuals, groups and communities.
The knowledge base grows from the local to the global throughout the three years of study. It will start by examining local contemporary practices within broader policy and legal frameworks, progressing to national and international issues and viewpoints at levels 5 and 6. This approach will help to scaffold students learning whilst teaching them that problems, and therefore solutions, do not exist in isolation, and positive outcomes are found in holistic approaches to service intervention.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Reflect on their value base and how it informs their understanding of community and society, which will provide them with a solid foundation from which to understand the importance of anti-oppressive practice.
- Develop a critical and theoretical understanding of social divisions and inequality at local, national and global levels and the interconnections that exist between these.
- Explain the importance of integrated care as a practice framework, (combining health, community and social care), which will broaden employability, contribute to public, social and civic debates and policy, and enhance practice across these disciplines.
- Demonstrate high level interpersonal and problem-solving skills, which will inform their career choices and enable effective communication and embed transferable, graduate skills, including digital literacy.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of participatory frameworks, advocating on behalf of, and using dialogical approaches to working with individuals and groups, which will ensure the importance of capacity building and commitment to continued professional development and lifelong learning.
- Identify significant social issues and formulate appropriate practice interventions and ways to implement them, which will exhibit a critical understanding of multi-agency working contributing to positive service user outcomes.
On completion of level 6, students will be able to:
- Develop higher-level communication skills in order to engage with service users who present with multiple and complex needs.
- Extend their knowledge of primary data collection methods and develop a growing awareness of both choice and suitability of methods.
- Synthesise their knowledge to articulate the history, development and current social policy impact on individuals, communities and society.
- Communicate effectively using a variety of theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks, which highlight their commitment to social justice and overcoming global inequalities.
- Apply their knowledge and conceptual frameworks critically to enhance their capacity to be reflective practitioners.
- Critically engage in debates around the social, cultural and economic impact of globalisation on individuals and communities, which inform intervention strategies that promote social change.
Assessment & Feedback
At level 4, module assessments are mainly coursework, with some practical assessments (presentations) and a portfolio.
At level 5, module assessments are a mix of coursework and practical assessments.
At level 6, module assessments are coursework, practical assessments and a dissertation.
Please note the exam/assessment periods in the academic calendar and make sure that you are available during those periods. Further details of your schedule of assessments and presentations can be found on your timetable once the assessment schedule is released. Coursework submission deadlines can normally be found on MyBeckett, and in individual Module Handbooks/other module guides.
Disabled students requiring adjustments to assessments and/or examinations should contact Disability Advice at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their support requirements. In order for adjustments to be identified and implemented in a timely fashion we urge all students to register with us as soon as possible, as we cannot provide adjustments at short notice.
For further information visit Disability Advice or email us at email@example.com or call us on 0113 812 5831. Please also see Disability Advice on the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett for further information.
It is important for your progression and achievement that you submit all work for all assignments in a timely manner. It is also important that you keep copies of all work submitted until after you have graduated. You should also keep any receipts confirming the submission of assignments. In the event of your submitted work being lost you may be required to produce a copy of the work and submission receipt. If you are unable to do so, your work will not be marked.
It is important to note that submitting all assignments is a requirement of your course. Should you experience extenuating circumstances which prevent you from submitting on time please make yourself aware of the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances process. Without any form of extenuating circumstances, standard penalties apply for late submission of assessed work. Full details of the penalties for late submission of course work are available in section 3.12 of the Academic Regulations. Please check the penalties that apply to this course as some Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body requirements may mean that different penalties apply.
If you have been recommended ‘flexibility around deadlines’ as a reasonable adjustment in a Reasonable Adjustment Plan, your Course Administrator will be able to advise you of the process.
You may be required to submit your written work via Turnitin; further information on Turnitin is available.
Assessed work will normally be returned with appropriate feedback within four weeks of your submission. Each Module Handbook will provide you with specific guidelines on how and when you will receive feedback on your assessments. Students are encouraged to communicate and consult with their module tutor as first point of contact if they are unsure about anything relating to the assessment, or the mark they have been awarded. Open communication on assessment between student and module tutor is key for developing an integrated approach to formative and summative feedback.
Formative assessment is integrated throughout the modules on the course. Key modules have practical skills assessments using communication suites, allowing tutors and peers to provide students with instant feedback on their skills and application of knowledge. Formative feedback is also provided through classroom activities such as presentations, debates, discussions, group work and online discussion boards. The use of video blogs and podcasts by students within portfolio work also allows formative feed forward from the personal tutor using electronic communication methods (audio and email). Formative feedback is also encouraged in personal tutorials to support reflective learning and personal and professional development.
Summative assessment feedback is provided in line with University guidelines (four week turnaround period). Summative assessment results are placed on the VLE and students receive an electronic communication announcing the publication of results. The four week turnaround period allows staff to mark, moderate and quality assure all student work.
Results from module assessments and decisions on progression to the next level of study (e.g., from Level 4 to Level 5 of an undergraduate degree) or awards (if you are in the final level) are available on the Results Online system: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/results-online/Results will appear on Results Online within five working days from the date of the Progression and Award Board meeting (the meeting where your end of level outcome will be decided) or the Module Board meeting (the meeting where modular outcomes are decided).
If you are unsure about when you might receive your results or have queries relating to your results, you should contact your Course Administrator.
The University recognises that, from time to time, students may encounter issues which may prevent them from being able to submit or take assessment. Where this is the case, students may be able to submit their 'extenuating circumstances' for consideration. Please see the Mitigation and Extenuating Circumstances web page for further information.
If you have not passed a module at the first attempt you will be eligible for re-assessment. See your Module Handbook for details of the relevant re-assessment process (e.g., whether it is coursework, a presentation or other form of assessment/when it will take place/what the deadline is). You will be advised by email or via Results Online of your options for re-assessment. You are advised to contact your Module Leader for any clarification.
Details about our Appeals process can be found on the Appeals web page.
Academic integrity means intellectual honesty and is part of good academic practice. Further information can be found on our Academic Integrity web page.
Teaching & Learning
The course team is aware that different teaching and assessment methods suit different students’ learning styles, and we are committed to a variety of practices – presentations, reflective learning logs, written assignments, group work activities - in order to promote active learning and student engagement on the course. Formal teaching takes place via, lectures, seminars, challenging and authentic tasks, and workshops. Teaching takes place in multi-purpose teaching spaces throughout the University, with additional specialist teaching and learning facilities for inter-personal skills development and experiential learning within the Communications Suite.
Seminars offer students an opportunity to debate, question and argue over the chosen topic for discussion, enabling them to develop skills of critical questioning and thinking as well as the confidence to express their informed views in a safe space. To develop active learning, students are encouraged to participate in student-led seminars and presentations, as well as group work activities and action learning sets to promote shared learning, peer feedback and team working skills. Analytical skills and critical thinking are developed through reflective learning as problem based learning activities.
Digital learning objects and digital video diaries are widely used throughout the curriculum to demonstrate evidence of skills and knowledge development and reflective learning. These are introduced at level 4 in the Employability and Enterprise module to support student proficiency and log their learning. This is also captured through the Anti-Oppressive Practice module at level 5, where students keep a digital diary to assess their starting point and value base, their knowledge acquisition and their revised understanding at the end of the module. Multi-media sources are used to engage and support student learning either in the classroom or in MyBeckett. Students engage in authentic learning experiences through the Local Context module at level 4, Models of Practice at level 5 and Working with Complex Needs at level 6. These modules emphasise a multi-agency approach to supporting vulnerable children, young people, adults and communities.
A range of assessment tools is used reflecting both the diversity of knowledge and skills being assessed, and the need to provide students with a range of means of demonstrating their achievement of learning outcomes. Assessments include written and visual assignments, group presentations, reflective learning logs, reports, digital learning objects, group projects, and in class tasks. In order to assist students in managing their assessment workload, all module leaders arrange their assessment due dates in consultation with each other in order to offer as broad a spread of dates as possible.
Children and Young People’s Development
Employability and Enterprise
Local Practice in Context
Politics of Everyday Life
Professional and Academic Skills
Society in a Changing World
Introduction to Social Research (YPCS)
Models of Practice
People, Communities and Enterprise
Working in Communities
Leadership and Enterprise
Working with Complex Needs
Young People, Families and Everyday Life
Dissertation (40 credits)
Level 6 full-time delivery in 2020/21 - indicative
Teaching Block 1
Dissertation (all blocks)
|Leadership and Enterprise (all blocks)||Y|
Teaching Block 2
Young People, Families and Everyday Life
|Dissertation (all blocks)
|Leadership and Enterprise (all blocks)||Y|
Teaching Block 3
|Working with Complex Needs||Y|
Dissertation (all blocks)
|Leadership and Enterprise (all blocks)||Y|
Overall Workload in hours
Teaching and Learning
Independent Study and Assessment
Placement/Work related learning*
Details of School academic staff can be found on the School of Health & Community Studies Website.
Attendance & Absence
The University expects you to attend and fully contribute to all mandatory sessions on your timetable as set out in your student contract. Engagement in your lectures, seminars and practicals is an important part of your learning - contributing both to the University community and the learning experience of your fellow students on the course.
We monitor your engagement at the University as regular attendance and academic achievement are closely linked. Moreover, by monitoring your engagement and attendance we can identify students who may need our guidance or support at an early stage to help them progress in their studies. This is part of our commitment to ensuring an excellent education and experience and supporting your success at Leeds Beckett.
The University does understand that from time to time there is good reason why you cannot attend a class, and in this instance you must contact your School office to let them know.
Please note that any attendance reports can be shared with you and your Course team. You might be asked to contact your School office so that appropriate academic or pastoral support can be offered, should your attendance record give cause for concern.
Our most important aim is to support your studies, but we are also required to report attendance to various external bodies such as the Student Loan Company and the Home Office. There are measures in place for students who seek to falsely register either their own or fellow students’ attendance.
Our Attendance Policy is available under ‘Student Contract’ on the Student Regulations web page.
Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific attendance requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.
You must notify your Course Administrator if you are absent for more than one day (for example for an interview, emergency unforeseen circumstances, or for compassionate leave). If you are going to apply for mitigation you will need to provide written evidence of the reason for your absence.
Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.
If you are unable to study due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) symptoms, please see the guidance available on our Covid-19 web page.
If you are unable to study because of another illness for more than 14 consecutive days (including weekends), you must provide us with a Fit Note.
You can send a digital copy of your Fit Note to your Course Administrator, and then send the original by post.
If you are absent through illness on the day of an examination or assignment deadline and you intend to apply for mitigation, you must also provide us with details as possible. Your submission for mitigation may be made online and the circumstances surrounding it may be self-certified unless your period of absence is prolonged. Generally, all absences of 2 weeks or more will require the submission of verifiable documentary evidence. For more information on ‘fit to sit’ and mitigation please visit our Mitigation web page.
Please note that if your course carries professional accreditation or recognition, there may be additional course-specific absence reporting requirements detailed elsewhere in this handbook.
Campus-based students who suspect they may have, or have been diagnosed as having a serious infectious disease such as Mumps, TB, measles, meningitis or chicken pox should not attend campus and notify their Course Director or Course Administrator as soon as possible giving information regarding which groups of students (and/or colleagues and clients on placements) you have been in contact with and when. For diseases such as Mumps, TB or meningitis, your doctor will notify the West Yorkshire Public Health Protection Team who may also wish to speak to you (or your family) to determine if others require screening or medication. You should follow advice given by the hospital or your GP about when it is safe to return to University. Further information is available on the Student Wellbeing web page.
For guidance on what to do if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (coronavirus), please visit our Covid-19 web page.
If you are thinking about changing course or withdrawing from your course, further information can be found on our Student web pages
Please be aware that our university fully complies with University Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) policy at all times. There are legal reporting requirements for all students in the UK on a Student visa, and full attendance is mandatory for all students on a Student Visa. Failure to meet UKVI attendance requirements could lead to your academic sponsorship being withdrawn and your visa being revoked. Students on a Student Visa need to be aware of their responsibilities whilst in the UK, please see www.ukcisa.org.uk or our Student Immigration Advice and Compliance web page for full information.
For up to date information about visas, immigration issues and other matters relating to international students, please visit the International Students’ web pages on the Students website (www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/) or contact the International Student Advice Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Accreditation or Recognition Associated with the Course
There is no professional accreditation or recognition associated with this course.
'In Year' Work Placement Information
Please be aware that the Covid-19 response measures may impact on the arrangements for work-related learning and other off-campus activities and may lead to changes in what opportunities are available or the ability to undertake these. This may include the application of national or international travel restrictions or quarantine measures or specific work-place Covid-19 measures. The availability or type of work-related learning with employers may be restricted. Students will be advised about any new information or required revisions to confirmed arrangements as soon as this information becomes available.
Students undertake volunteering. These opportunities could be within the voluntary, private, informal sector, charity, faith-based and third sector agencies, social enterprise initiatives as well as local authority statutory work with children, young people, families and the older population. Students will also be encouraged to seek opportunities in leisure and health industries, youth justice, and education sectors.
Level 4, 100 hours, level 5, 120 hours, level 6, 150 hours - optional in 2020/21
Skills, Employability & Graduate Opportunities
As you are studying a qualification that prepares you to work with people in a range of settings, not only will you develop graduate skills that are transferable to the workplace, you are also building your CV and gaining experience that will help when applying for jobs. Key transferable skills developed will be communication skills (both written and oral), organisation, planning and decision making skills, group and interpersonal skills, technical skills (using IT and multi-media resources), data collection and interpretation skills.
You will have opportunities to gain recognition during your time at Leeds Beckett University for the extra activities you do in addition to your studies, including volunteering, student societies, playing in our University sports teams and being a Course Representative.
There are three Graduate Attributes for Leeds Beckett University and these are tailored to suit your course. The three attributes you should achieve by the end of the course are for you to be digitally literate, have a global outlook and for you to be enterprising. Learning about these attributes and being assessed on them as part of your modules will provide you with capabilities which are essential for your future career and wider life as you move on from your studies here. You will be formally assessed on all the attributes in some of your modules at each academic level in each year of your course. Information on your assessment is included in your Module Handbooks.Being Enterprising: Throughout the course, enterprise is promoted in its widest meaning of developing a range of skills such as self-confidence, effective networking, autonomy and self-management, problem solving, negotiation, decision-making collaborative working and excellent team skills. At level 4 students engage with a range of learning activities and assessments through a core of underpinning knowledge modules. Alongside these the Local Practice and Employability and Enterprise modules develop the transferable skills of self-management, autonomous and effective learning strategies and team working skills, as well as working on individual and group tasks to develop problem-solving skills and propose creative solutions. These skills are further developed at level 5, through a wide range of modules, and advanced communication and self-reflection skills are embedded, highlighting good negotiation and problem-solving and increased self-confidence and self–awareness. At level 6, self-management and problem solving is encouraged within all modules where there is an emphasis on autonomous decision making and the integration and synthesis of knowledge and skills to explore solutions to problems and manage challenging situations. Networking opportunities are encouraged throughout the curriculum, and students will be guided to appropriate conferences, symposia and seminars relevant to their experience and understanding. In addition, the modules which encompass contexts of practice at every level of the course focus on team working skills and culminate in multi-disciplinary problem-solving exercises at level 6.
Digital Literacy: One module at each level uses a ‘flipped’ classroom method of teaching and technology is used productively to support and enhance the learning environment. This teaches students that technology has value and a purpose. Digital literacy is addressed at a basic level within all modules where online resources support classroom based teaching and many modules use online assessment submissions and feedback. Students are encouraged to develop basic research and presentation skills at level 4 and are required to demonstrate evidence of their learning and reflection through the use of an e-portfolio in the Professional and Academic Skills module. Students also use digital communication tools to share learning and to work collaboratively on tasks. Throughout the course, communication skills are developed and assessed through the use of video diaries and oral and written feedback. In the level 4 Employability and Enterprise module, students are required to engage in a weekly blog which is a living narrative to their volunteering experience. In the modules focusing on contexts and models of practice throughout the three levels of study, students continue to use e-portfolios to demonstrate evidence of skills development, application of theory to practice and reflection on their own learning and values. In a number of level 5 modules students engage with a range of databases and sources of evidence and develop their skills in applying theory to practice, reflection and reflexivity. At level 6, students are required to use databases and search engines to find appropriate evidence to support their independent learning and problem-solving abilities in all modules and use electronic submissions. The Dissertation module emphasises the use of contemporary journal articles sourced through online databases. Our graduates will be fully equipped to meet the future challenges in a professional digital domain. Through a variety of assessment tasks, the students will have learned to blog, use learning platforms through flipped classrooms preparing students for digital CPD opportunities, use digital portfolios, building CVs and collating CPD undertaken and apps for both learning and professional guidance.
Global Outlook: A global outlook is important to develop in students, and throughout all levels, but significantly at level 6. To this end students engage in dialogue about globalisation and its implications. Students are consistently encouraged to think about global relevance and what it means to be a citizen in a globally connected world. The course is underpinned by universal principles of human rights, citizenship and social justice and these key values are embedded throughout all levels of study. At level 4, the modules introduce concepts of cultural diversity, discrimination and oppression. The Politics of Everyday Life, Employability and Enterprise, Local Context and Society in a Changing World modules introduce students to the practices and institutions of Health, Community and Social Care work and consider the effect of globalisation within these sectors. At level 5, comparative models of intervention are explored in the Models of Practice and Working in Communities modules, and principles of human rights, social justice, citizenship and cultural diversity are explored in relation to a range of services available to individuals and groups. This practical application of intervention strategies is underpinned within the Anti-Oppressive Practice module, where students are encouraged to develop a broader understanding of difference, diversity and discrimination within a global dynamic. At level 6, the Global Practitioner module explores the impact of globalisation on Health, Community and Social Care practices. Students will be able to link the micro social policy that shapes contemporary UK practice to macro global forces such as inequality, migration and political economy. The Working with Complex Needs module further stresses this, and goes on to emphasises the necessity for cultural sensitivity whilst working with individuals and groups and students are required to draw on global influences and comparative research to inform their understanding. The Volunteering modules, (Employability and Enterprise, People, Communities and Enterprise and Leadership and Enterprise), allow students an opportunity to undertake an international volunteering experience, enhancing their understanding of global perspectives and employability.
The work related activity is embedded from the level 4 module Employability and Enterprise and throughout the level 5 and 6 work-based learning modules. These modules enable students to undertake work related activity as volunteers to encourage them to contextualise their academic learning and enhance their skills for future practice. This could be within the voluntary; private; informal sector; charity; faith based and third sector agencies; social enterprise initiatives as well as local authority statutory work with children, young people, families and the elderly. Students are also encouraged to seek opportunities in the leisure and health industries, youth justice, and education sectors. This presents students with a dynamic portfolio for any future career paths they may wish to enter in a changing and mixed welfare economy. Students are required to engage in reflective learning by applying theoretical knowledge to voluntary/ professional organisations. Learning is relevant to student needs, and they have the responsibility of identifying an organisation of interest, establish and negotiate contact and access, and devise a programme of activity that has meaning and is relevant, thus highlight the reciprocity of volunteering.
Equipped with a sound knowledge of current youth and family policies and working environments, you will leave with the ability to pursue job opportunities in local authorities, third sector agencies, schools, social care and support providers, the NHS and the police service. You could excel in roles such as a charity project worker, housing support officer, family support officer, mentor, or work in the youth offending service. You may want to continue your studies with our MA Youth Work and Community Development course.
If you have a question or a problem relating to your course, your Course Administrator is there to help you. Course Administrators work closely with academic staff and can make referrals to teaching staff or to specialist professional services as appropriate. They can give you a confirmation of attendance letter, and a transcript. You may also like to contact your Course Rep or the Students’ Union Advice team for additional support with course-related questions.
Your Academic Advisor will be an academic member of staff who teaches you on your course. Your Course Director will make sure that you are given the contact details of your Academic Advisor at the beginning of each year, usually in your course induction. Further details on the role of your Academic Advisor are available on the Academic Advisor web page.
The Student Advice Hub Team can support with a number of practical elements of University life. When you first arrive at University, they produce your first Student ID card and any replacements you require during your studies. When you commence your studies, they can provide you with bank letters, so that you are able to open and maintain student bank accounts, and Confirmation of Enrolment letters that you might need for a range of purposes. Current students and graduates can also request transcripts from the Student Advice Hub.
As you progress with university life, the Student Advice Hub Team are able to provide information in relation to any element you might need help with. If you have a question and you’re not sure who to ask, please get in touch. If the team aren’t able to answer your query directly, they will ensure you can access the most appropriate team to offer help.
If you need help with more complex queries or concerns, their trained advisers also support students with 1-1 appointments, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to talk about your circumstances and identifying support that you can access within and outside of the University. You can book an appointment with an Adviser on MyHub.
Ordinarily, members of the Student Advice Hub in the Student Hubs on the ground floor of the Rose Bowl and Leslie Silver at City Campus and in Campus Central at Headingley. However, due to Covid-19, and in the interests of the health and safety of our students and staff, for a period of time this service will support you digitally via live chat, email, video calls and online resources. Their telephone number is 0113 812 3000 and you can contact them via e-mail on email@example.com. Appointments can be booked via the Student Advice Hub Team web page, all of which will be delivered virtually.
Within MyBeckett you will see two tabs (Support and Opportunities) where you can find online information and resources for yourselves. The ‘Support’ tab gives you access to details of services available to give you academic and personal support. These include Library Services, the Students’ Union, Money advice, Disability advice and support, Wellbeing, International Student Services and Accommodation. There is also an A-Z of Support Services, and access to online appointments/registration.
The ‘Opportunities’ tab is the place to explore the options you have for jobs, work placements, volunteering, and a wide range of other opportunities. For example, you can find out here how to get help with your CV, prepare for an interview, get a part-time job or voluntary role, take part in an international project, or join societies closer to home.
Support for disabled students is available from our Disability Advice team. Support is available for students with a range of disabilities including:
• epilepsy, diabetes and IBS
• depression, anxiety and eating disorders
• dyslexia, dyspraxia, and AD(H)D
• Autism Spectrum Conditions
• Mobility difficulties
• Sensory impairments
Support is individually tailored depending on the nature of your disability and the demands of your course. We would encourage you to contact us as early as possible to enable us to implement any adjustments you may need. If you have a disability and have not previously declared it, please fill in the registration form (which is also available via the Disability Advice web page) or contact the Disability Advice team on 0113 8125831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on disability advice is available under the Academic and Personal Support sections of the ‘Support’ tab in MyBeckett, and on the Disability Advice web page.
Disabled students can also access the Disability Resource Areas in each library and the support provided by the Library Learning Support Officer. More information is available on the Library website.
The Library offers 24/7 support for your studies. You can access thousands of resources via MyBeckett or the Library website which also provides full details of all our services.
Library Academic Support
The Library Academic Support Team can help you develop your academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing and analysing data, and research skills such as how to find, use and evaluate information for your studies. The team liaises with your lecturers to provide the information resources you need for your subject and to arrange academic skills sessions to support you in your studies.
The team maintains a number of websites to support your learning:
- In your Subject guide, you'll find a variety of information resources which have been selected as a good starting point for research in that area. These are available on the Skills and Subject Support web page or via the Course or Support tabs in My Beckett.
- On the Skills for Learning website, you’ll find online resources covering topics such as essay writing, research and time management, plus information to help you reference and avoid plagiarism, alongside details of online workshops that are designed to help you succeed in your assessments. The Skills for Learning website can be found on the Library website or via the Library or Support tabs in My Beckett.
Library and Student IT Advice Service
The Library and Student IT Advice Service team can answer your queries on borrowing, finding information, passwords, Office 365, online meetings, saving your work, MyBeckett and more:
- online (including 24/7 chat) via the Contact Us web page
- by phone - 0113 812 1000 (24/7 IT support)
They also have a wide range of short tutorials available on the Library’s YouTube channel.
Wi-Fi on the University campus is provided by eduroam, a secure wireless network, which also allows you Wi-Fi access if you visit other universities. To connect:
1. Select eduroam from available Wi-Fi
2. Your login details are:
Username: e.g., email@example.com
Password: your normal university password
*Android Users: Select under Phase 2 Authentication – MS-CHAPv2
Help is available on the Library’s Wi-Fi web page.
Microsoft Office 365
You are provided with free access to Office 365 and the latest version of Office can be downloaded from the IT tab in MyBeckett or from office.com. All students who are registered for a qualification at Leeds Beckett University are eligible and you can use the subscription for the duration of your course. For instructions and more information, please see the Office 365 support page.
OneDrive Leeds Beckett is your individual file storage with 1TB of storage space. With OneDrive you can access and share your files across your devices. This is accessible on University PCs and off-campus through Office 365 portal. See the Saving your Work pages on the Library website for more information.
Leeds Beckett RemoteApp
The Leeds Beckett RemoteApp gives you access to a range of specialist software for your course on your personal devices. See the RemoteApp page on the Library website for more information.
Media Equipment – free loans
You can borrow high-end Media Equipment for free. Browse, reserve and collect equipment ranging from GoPros to Remote Presenters from the ground floor of the Shelia Silver and Headingley Libraries. Further information is available on the Media Equipment web page.
The Students’ Union Advice Service offers free, independent, non-judgemental advice and guidance to all Leeds Beckett Students. This can include advice on any problems you might have whilst on your course including all the Academic Regulations (Mitigation, Extensions, Complaints, Appeals, Disciplinary procedures and Academic Integrity). We can also give advice on any issues you may have with your housing including disrepair, contract checking and issues with deposits. We can also advise on student funding and debt.
We will listen to your problem and outline what options are available to you, so you can make an informed decision on what to do.
Hopefully you will never need us but just remember we are here for you if you do.
Tel: 0113 812 8400
The Students’ Union Student Voice & Insight Team works together with the Education Officer to effectively represent students’ academic interests.
We provide support, training and ongoing development to c.1000 Course Representatives, who are elected by you to represent you whilst you study at Leeds Beckett, and facilitate the School Forums where any student can raise feedback about their academic experience at Leeds Beckett and discuss changes that have occurred as a result of student feedback with University staff.
Unsure who your Course Rep is? Maybe you’re interested in becoming a Course Rep or have feedback about your academic experience? Drop us a message on the details below:
Tel: 0113 812 8400
MyBeckett, the portal and virtual learning environment provides:
• access to your modules and timetables;
• your reading lists and email account;
• your personal storage area on our University IT servers;
• information on where to look for academic or personal support (Support tab);
• information on opportunities such as jobs, careers, part-time work, placements and volunteering (Opportunities tab)
• access to Library and student IT advice
Further information and support for using MyBeckett can be found on the MyBeckett Support Pages.
The physical and online resources available for this course include:
• Classroom and lecture facilities with PC and smartboard facilities.
• Social learning spaces with individual tutorial rooms.
• Online learning repository ‘MyBeckett’ which contains lectures, notices, assignment submission facilities.
We are committed to working in partnership with you and the Students’ Union to provide you with an inclusive, safe and engaging learning environment which is conducive to study for all our students and our staff. An important element of your time studying with us is your engagement in developing your learning. Your engagement and attendance on your course enables you to further your learning and supports your achievement, course completion and aspirations for the future. There is an expectation that students will attend, engage in their learning and submit for assessment. We provide support for you to maximise your time studying with us and to develop your learning, skills and abilities to support you in your chosen career path.
We seek active participation by all our students in the continuous enhancement of our courses and through our monitoring, annual review and enhancement processes. These are formal processes used by our University for assuring the academic standards and quality of your course and its continuous improvement. These processes utilise your feedback, External Examiners’ reports, feedback from staff and others, data relating to student outcomes on the course and student surveys to reflect on areas of good practice and areas for further enhancement. We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey. We utilise the outcomes of these surveys to benchmark our courses nationally and to inform annual course enhancements.
Informal feedback is also welcome at any time either via your Academic Advisor or module tutor or via your Course Representative. Our partnership with you enables us together to make the most of your learning experience with us and to enhance the quality and reputation of your course. You can find out what actions have been taken in response to your feedback through your Course Representative, the Students’ Union, your tutors or through the Library.
Course Representatives are student volunteers who represent your views at course level, in formal and informal meetings with academic and support staff online and follow up on actions that have occurred as a result of student feedback at School Forums. Details about being a Course Representative are available on the Students web pages. The Students’ Union oversees Course Representatives and more information is available on the Students’ Union website.
You have the opportunity to become an elected Course Representative working in a voluntary capacity with students, the Students’ Union, the Course Director and members of the course team and our University. The Course Director, working in partnership with our Students’ Union, enables the process for election and appointment of Course Representatives. The Students’ Union provides training and development for Course Reps and supports their engagement in enhancement activities. Being a Course Representative provides an opportunity for you to enhance your own learning and the development of relevant professional and employability skills in parallel with your studies.
As a Course Representative you would play an important role in:
• acting as a point of contact and advocate for students on your course and in supporting their active engagement;
• gathering feedback from students on your course to inform further enhancements to the quality of your course and the student experience;
• enabling dialogue and good communication between students and staff on the course;
• working with the Course Director, members of the course team and the Students’ Union to enhance your course;
• facilitating and engaging in meetings about your course; and
• being an ambassador for your course.
Further details about Course Representatives are available on the web pages above and in our University’s Academic Regulations.
We invite all students to participate in a range of opportunities to provide us with feedback on your course and modules. This may include discussions with staff, focus groups, and meetings (e.g. with Course Representatives or with staff) and formalised student surveys e.g. mid module reviews, end of module evaluations and specific course or other surveys such as the Student Barometer, National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey.
We are committed to providing a high quality experience for all our students. We welcome comments and compliments from students, and find them valuable for on-going improvements to our provision. Comments and compliments about your course can be raised with your Course Representative or directly with your Course Director or Academic Advisor.
If you have a specific complaint about an act or omission of our University, you may be able to make a complaint under the Student Complaints Procedure. In the first instance, you should raise the matter as soon as possible with the member of staff most directly concerned, or with the person who can best resolve it. If this does not resolve the matter, or if the complaint is too serious to be addressed in this way, then you should make a formal complaint in writing. Information about how to make a complaint, including the student complaints procedure and a complaints form, is available on the Students web pages
Bachelor of Arts Young People, Communities and Society
Diploma of Higher Education Young People, Communities and Society
Certificate of Higher Education Young People, Communities and Society
Leeds Beckett University
Level 6 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, with 120 credit points at each of levels 4, 5, and 6 of the Higher Education Credit Framework for England (360 credits in total)
The course is only delivered full-time.
City Campus, Leeds (plus location of work placement, if applicable)
In 2020/21, the course will be delivered via a blended approach that includes online teaching and learning, digital learning and on campus sessions. If a further lockdown is necessary then delivery will be continued and supported via online and digital learning.
Course fees and additional course costs are confirmed in your offer letter. Course fees are presented to you annually through the online enrolment process. If you have any queries about your tuition fees, please visit our Course/Tuition Fees Payment web page or contact Fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Ongoing queries relating to additional course costs may be discussed with your Course Administrator.
Policies, Standards & Regulations
Key University regulations and policies can be accessed on the following web pages:
• Academic Regulations (including assessment regulations) are available on our Academic Regulations web page
• The Student Contract is available on our Student Regulations web page
• The Student Charter is available on our Academic Regulations web page (Section 20)
Other Student regulations and University policies, including Safety, Health and Wellbeing policies, are available on our Student Regulations web page
You should also familiarise yourself with our Zero Tolerance Report and Support web page regarding sexual harassment and assault, and also the Report & Support web page regarding racial harassment.
The External Examiner assures that you are assessed fairly in relation to other students on the same course and also that the standard of your own award is comparable to similar courses taken by students in other higher education institutions within the UK. The External Examiner(s) provide an annual report for your course. External Examiner reports are available on our External Examiner Reports web page, which is accessible via the Course Information link on the Students home page.
Ms Farrukh Akhtar, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
Ms Tracy Cowle, Senior Lecturer, University of Cumbria
Mr Dmitry Fedotov, Enterprise and Communities Manager, The Youth Association (Work-Related Learning)
The Course Administrator can provide you with the module information for your course, or tell you where to locate the details. This includes a description of module content, how the module will be taught and how you will be assessed.. In most cases, you will be provided with a module handbook at the start of the module or one will be made available to you In My Beckett