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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Working with Children, Young People and Families (1 year top-up)

Course in clearing
Full-time Social work

Top up your existing level 5 qualification to an honours degree highly sought after by employers.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What is the UCAS code? 2W6Q
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Develop a previous undergraduate education degree to specialise in a high-demand area.
  • Gain hands-on and academic knowledge that employers in this sector are looking for.
  • Learn in an environment that encourages a positive student experience.

Become equipped to work as part of an integrated workforce alongside a diverse range of professionals including social workers, teachers, health visitors, psychologists and many other health, education and social care professionals, or progress to a postgraduate degree such as an MA in Social Work or a PGCE in Primary Educaton with Qualified Teacher Status.

How you learn

Course leaders and tutors

Mandy Cecchinato
Mandy Cecchinato
Senior Lecturer, Children Young People and Families

Mandy is involved in teaching on the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) in Working with Children, Young People and Families

Applied learning

This course has a strong focus on links between academic learning and the practice and research context. We encourage you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of services, systems, policies and work practices as they relate to children, young people and families.

You learn through

  • group work
  • presentations
  • case studies
  • role play
  • debates
  • essays and reports
  • critical reflection and review
  • reflective learning accounts
  • self-assessment and action planning

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • education
  • health and social care
  • public, private and third sectors roles including children's centre managers
  • family support practitioners
  • community development workers

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Equipment and facilities

  • state-of-the-art facilities at t Collegiate Crescent Campus, with 24 hour access

Learn more about your department

Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that enrich student learning in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements

All students

A foundation degree in a relevant subject

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Safeguarding Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Children, Young People And Families Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strength Based Approaches With Children Young People And Families Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Working With Troubled Families Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Social work courses (PDF)

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