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Carers get a taste for therapeutic childcare degree

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Photo: Vivienne Dacre, programme leader for therapeutic childcare at Glyndŵr University, addresses attendees at a CADARN Skills Centre event

23 May 2013

Foster carers and residential carers have been learning about the flexibility of studying for a degree online while working thanks to an organisation which is bridging the gap between universities and employers.

The CADARN Skills Centre hosted an event at Glyndŵr University to introduce sector workers to the university’s foundation degree and BA (Hons) in Therapeutic Child Care.

The two-year foundation degree is designed to give employees who work with vulnerable young people the opportunity to advance their skills while continuing to learn in the workplace.

Representatives from Deeside College, Family Care Associates, Fostering Solutions and North Wales Adoptions were present at the event.

Attendees were given an insight into the benefits of studying for the course, hours of study and topics of study, as well as meeting course tutors.

Chris Taylor spoke about the experiences and benefits which staff at Bryn Melyn Care, where he works as clinical service manager, have derived from the degree programme.

Trish Reid, workforce and partnerships development manager for Glyndŵr University, said: “The CADARN Skills Centre exists to support and strengthen the links between universities and employers and we were delighted to see such a large turnout for the business breakfast.

“The talks were engaging and accessible and we hope left attendees with a strong understanding of Glyndŵr University’s expertise in the field of therapeutic childcare.”

You can find out more information about the FdA Therapeutic Child Care online or by calling 01978 293439.

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