BSc (Hons)

Social Care, Justice and Recovery

Teaching & Learning

Learn the practical and theoretical skills needed to work with socially marginalised service users within a range of social care, criminal justice and health and welfare services. You enhance your critical thinking skills and develop your ability to respond to complex social needs in community practice settings. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study; the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Develop your understanding of multiple inequalities and the way that these limit choices and opportunities for individuals, groups and communities. This engages you in contemporary debates that surround social justice, diversity and inequality in a broad inter disciplinary network of health, criminal justice, housing, addiction, and welfare services.
Study the knowledge concerning physical, psychological and psychosocial development across the human life course, in a political, cultural, economic and environmental context.
Develop the academic and professional skills necessary to successfully complete the course and become competent practitioners in a social care setting. You will be introduced to a range of skills which include: study skills, reflection, communication, working to deadlines, management of self and independent learning.
Explore the role of volunteers within an organisational framework. You will develop a range of interpersonal skills for use when working with individuals and groups, and informed by a set of value-based understandings. You will begin to understand and evaluate your learning journey in a work-related environment.
Examine how politics impacts on everyday life and seek to gain an understanding of how globalisation affects and shapes political organisation(s) and this effect on young people, families and their communities.
Gain an understanding of the qualities and skills needed for effective communication and engagement skills for practice. You will explore key aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication and relate them to established therapeutic techniques and communication skills theory.
Develop your understanding of multiple inequalities and the way that these limit choices and opportunities for individuals, groups and communities. This engages you in contemporary debates that surround social justice, diversity and inequality in a broad inter disciplinary network of health, criminal justice, housing, addiction, and welfare services.
Study the knowledge concerning physical, psychological and psychosocial development across the human life course, in a political, cultural, economic and environmental context.
Develop the academic and professional skills necessary to successfully complete the course and become competent practitioners in a social care setting. You will be introduced to a range of skills which include: study skills, reflection, communication, working to deadlines, management of self and independent learning.
Explore the role of volunteers within an organisational framework. You will develop a range of interpersonal skills for use when working with individuals and groups, and informed by a set of value-based understandings. You will begin to understand and evaluate your learning journey in a work-related environment.
Examine how politics impacts on everyday life and seek to gain an understanding of how globalisation affects and shapes political organisation(s) and this effect on young people, families and their communities.
Gain an understanding of the qualities and skills needed for effective communication and engagement skills for practice. You will explore key aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication and relate them to established therapeutic techniques and communication skills theory.

What you'll learn

Study the basic approaches of social research, helping foster critical thinking and research skills, alongside the direct application of research ethics in practice.
Late modern society presents a myriad range of issues that require a nuanced understanding of social complexity. You will look at and analyse the contemporary issues and social complexity practitioners face within the community.
You will develop enhanced communication skills methods within a group work setting. Study key theoretical and evidenced based approaches to group work intervention within a social context looking at interventions with young people, families and adults. You will explore, analyse and implement a range of approaches to group work in socially complex situations and with those experiencing social crises.
Explore current development in social and community enterprises by engaging in 120 hours of work-related learning. You will get the chance to volunteer in a social/community enterprise or another setting of your choice, such as an international volunteering opportunity, to meet these aims.
Reviews the legal and social policy drivers which govern the relationship between the state and its citizens. You will critically examine statutory state powers to intervene in private life and in communities when there are safeguarding concerns for Children, Young People and Adults at risk. A theoretical framework is explored to consider evidence based approaches to risk management and the professional responsibilities to 'Work Together' to respond to personal and community issues that pose a Safeguarding risk.
Study the basic approaches of social research, helping foster critical thinking and research skills, alongside the direct application of research ethics in practice.
Late modern society presents a myriad range of issues that require a nuanced understanding of social complexity. You will look at and analyse the contemporary issues and social complexity practitioners face within the community.
You will develop enhanced communication skills methods within a group work setting. Study key theoretical and evidenced based approaches to group work intervention within a social context looking at interventions with young people, families and adults. You will explore, analyse and implement a range of approaches to group work in socially complex situations and with those experiencing social crises.
Explore current development in social and community enterprises by engaging in 120 hours of work-related learning. You will get the chance to volunteer in a social/community enterprise or another setting of your choice, such as an international volunteering opportunity, to meet these aims.
Reviews the legal and social policy drivers which govern the relationship between the state and its citizens. You will critically examine statutory state powers to intervene in private life and in communities when there are safeguarding concerns for Children, Young People and Adults at risk. A theoretical framework is explored to consider evidence based approaches to risk management and the professional responsibilities to 'Work Together' to respond to personal and community issues that pose a Safeguarding risk.

Option modules may include

Build on your awareness of models and creative approaches used in engaging individuals and groups through drama and creative arts. You will develop creative ways of working around a range of issues.
Explore the concept of community and examine the ideas, perspectives and approaches of critical thinkers and writers/practitioners. You will study contemporary issues that impact on communities such as Preventing Violent Extremism, Forced migration, Brexit, Poverty and Inequality and Environmental concerns. In a second section, you will investigate in more depth community development - both as a set of National Occupational Standards and as a distinctive practice that sits alongside youth work. Learn how to facilitate community research, collaborative partnership work and promote community learning that creates meaningful social change.
Enhance your awareness of models and approaches used in health initiatives, with particular focus on the relevance for use in informal education. You will consider health in a global context, but also focus on work in the UK. You will be enabled to develop creative ways of working with people around issues of health.
You will develop your awareness of models and approaches used working in the outdoors with young people, with a particular focus on the relevance of outdoor activities for use in a youth work setting.
Build on your awareness of models and creative approaches used in engaging individuals and groups through drama and creative arts. You will develop creative ways of working around a range of issues.
Explore the concept of community and examine the ideas, perspectives and approaches of critical thinkers and writers/practitioners. You will study contemporary issues that impact on communities such as Preventing Violent Extremism, Forced migration, Brexit, Poverty and Inequality and Environmental concerns. In a second section, you will investigate in more depth community development - both as a set of National Occupational Standards and as a distinctive practice that sits alongside youth work. Learn how to facilitate community research, collaborative partnership work and promote community learning that creates meaningful social change.
Enhance your awareness of models and approaches used in health initiatives, with particular focus on the relevance for use in informal education. You will consider health in a global context, but also focus on work in the UK. You will be enabled to develop creative ways of working with people around issues of health.
You will develop your awareness of models and approaches used working in the outdoors with young people, with a particular focus on the relevance of outdoor activities for use in a youth work setting.

What you'll learn

During this module, you'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and practice skills to become a competent community practitioner. Progressing skills developed in year 2, you'll be encouraged to gain social care experience in a community setting through undertaking voluntary work or relevant employment.
Advance your communication skills for working with socially complex services users experiencing social crises. You will explore the theory, evidence base and philosophical concepts behind established clinical and therapeutic intervention.
Undertake a substantial piece of original, independent research, building on and focused on the topic or topics that are of particular interest to you and your chosen area of adult social care practice. You will be equipped with the research skills required to carry out supervised, independent research. The module lectures cover topics such as an introduction to the process of writing a dissertation, identifying relevant data sources and searching for literature.
Explore the concept of globalisation and locate global forces within contemporary practice. You will critically explore the impact of globalisation on local practice, with reference to themes such as economics, migration and conflict.
During this module, you'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and practice skills to become a competent community practitioner. Progressing skills developed in year 2, you'll be encouraged to gain social care experience in a community setting through undertaking voluntary work or relevant employment.
Advance your communication skills for working with socially complex services users experiencing social crises. You will explore the theory, evidence base and philosophical concepts behind established clinical and therapeutic intervention.
Undertake a substantial piece of original, independent research, building on and focused on the topic or topics that are of particular interest to you and your chosen area of adult social care practice. You will be equipped with the research skills required to carry out supervised, independent research. The module lectures cover topics such as an introduction to the process of writing a dissertation, identifying relevant data sources and searching for literature.
Explore the concept of globalisation and locate global forces within contemporary practice. You will critically explore the impact of globalisation on local practice, with reference to themes such as economics, migration and conflict.