Training Opportunities

European co-workers with sufficient experience and UK equivalent qualifications can be sponsored by Camphill School to undertake the three-year BA in Residential Child Care (BARCC) at Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen. European students are required to show evidence of their qualifications when arguing for equivalence and will need to have passed an IELTS test at 5, 5. 

The course will provide a holistic focus on the individual, family and community, and will explore emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual development. Emphasis will be placed upon group care and community-based practice with a critical and reflective approach. The BARCC course content is mapped to National Occupational Standards with the intention of enabling registration with regulatory bodies such as the SSSC in Scotland. Please see information below and/or contact office@crss.org.uk for further details.

 

BA RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE

(WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE)
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES

The School of Applied Social Studies at Robert Gordon University delivers a work-based, distance-learning BA in Residential Child Care beginning with a three-day introduction at the university in January.

The BARCC course content is mapped to National Occupational Standards for various sections of the social care workforce and is particularly relevant for those employed in day care for children, residential child care services and community-based support services. Course entry is at Stage 2 (SCQF Level 8) and so applicants will be expected to have attained an HNC or SVQ (Level 7) equivalent.

The course will focus on a number of themes including:

  • the centrality of relationships
  • the development of personal expression.

In addition, the development of new skills will be supported by the creative use of activities to demonstrate how bonds between the service user and worker might be strengthened.

The course will:

  • provide an holistic focus on the individual, family and community
  • explore emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual and sexual development
  • emphasise group care and community-based practice with a critical and reflective approach to application.

Teaching will take place:

  • two 60-day placements
  • via the university's virtual learning environment (Campus Moodle) where workbooks and supporting information will be shared
  • through nine three-day block periods of teaching at RGU. 

Agencies supporting individuals to undertake this qualification will be expected to identify a mentor.

Further Information

Please see course website for further information and course fees.

How to Apply

Submit an online application for the course

or contact:

Debbie Banner, Course Administrator, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 7QG: d.a.banner@rgu.ac.uk; 01224 263234

In order to reach the required admission level for the BA Residential Child Care, RGU has developed the following Access Course:

On-Line Distance Learning Modules available at RGU

SS1000 Psychological and Sociological Perspectives on Human Development.

This module gives an overview of ways of understanding development across the lifespan, drawing on key perspectives from sociology and psychology.

SS1061  The Contextual Framework for Practice

This module covers the context of social care within the recent legislative and policy context.

SS1062  Processes and Practice in Social Care

This module includes content on the philosophy of care, personalisation, and methods of working within social care.

SS1063 Professional Development and Practice

The module includes content on reflective practice, use of supervision, stress and time management, learning styles and professional identity.

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Module level: Each of the stand-alone on-line distance learning modules is credit rated for 30 credits at SCQF 7.

Structure of the modules: Each module includes a minimum of a workbook and additional on-line materials. The workbooks are released by the module co-ordinator at set times each week. The students have 8 weeks of ‘input’ and 4 weeks to develop the assignment.

Target group: A significant number of potential students don’t have the right level of entry qualifications to embark on a social work degree course or other relevant degree and the modules will allow applicants to top up their academic credits. The modules are independent of one another and applicants can select the module that best meets the gap in their learning.

In addition, the stand-alone modules will be relevant to workers who are identified as having gaps in knowledge in a particular area or those with a more general interest in developing their knowledge in the topic areas covered.

The cost of each module can be checked on the RGU website.

For further information about the modules and to request an application form for any of the modules please contact: 

Mike Shepherd, Course Leader, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University: m.shepherd@rgu.ac.uk; 01224 263375

To request application forms for any of the modules, please contact:

Debbie Banner, Course Administrator, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 7QG: d.a.banner@rgu.ac.uk; 01224 263234