Everything you need to know...
- 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
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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
- case studies
- role play
- essays and reports
- critical reflection and review
- reflective learning accounts
- self-assessment and action planning
Your lecturer's view
Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.
You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.
Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- 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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
- state-of-the-art facilities at t Collegiate Crescent Campus, with 24 hour access
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.
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.
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.
• 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
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
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.
|Module: Advanced Safeguarding||Credits: 20||
|Module: Dissertation Children, Young People And Families||Credits: 40||
|Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strength Based Approaches With Children Young People And Families||Credits: 20||
|Module: Supporting Families With Multiple And Complex Needs||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2021/22 are £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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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, 759.5KB)
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