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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

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

Full-time Social work

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


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 2020

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Course summary

  • Progress from a relevant foundation degree to a BA honours degree.
  • 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

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
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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
Student success story

Up to 30 students on the University's social work, social care and community studies courses put everything they learned into practice when they travelled to Calais and Dunkirk to help displaced migrants.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

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

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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

You need one from
• Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and Families from Sheffield Hallam University
• foundation degree in a relevant discipline or 240 credits in health or social care related studies

You also need at least 400 hours of relevant experience of working with children, young people or families in a paid, voluntary or caring capacity, and a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution.

We will assess your previous qualification to confirm its comparability and suitability for entry to this course.

IELTS

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

This course is only open to home or EU students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.

Care experience

Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.

Skill requirement

• a commitment to the values and ethics of social work/social care practice
• an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of those who work within the children's integrated workforce
• current knowledge and understanding of the needs and perspectives of children, young people and families
• the ability to communicate and engage effectively with children, young people and families
• a commitment to the principles of valuing equality and diversity and of promoting anti-oppressive practice
• the ability to undertake independent study at level 6
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods

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.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

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 2020/21 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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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