Everything you need to know...
- Gain important skills needed for working with young people and their families.
- Benefit from 400 hours of hands-on placement work.
- Study inter-professional modules for a diverse outlook.
- Learn in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, with no exams.
- Take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities
Develop an excellent grounding for further studies or work with children, young people and families. You focus on important subjects such as safeguarding, child development and parenting alongside interdisciplinary modules and work placements. You graduate with diverse, useful skills that make a real difference.
How you learn
This course provides high-quality work placements alongside enriching, enjoyable teaching sessions. Modules are designed to introduce the core principals and techniques needed for work with children, young people and families. You spend 400 hours of your course on work-based learning placements, and the rest of your time benefiting from supportive, collaborative lessons and engrossing individual study.
You learn through
- workshop-style sessions from industry practitioners
- inter-professional modules
- case studies, presentations and assignments
- placements in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings
- one-to-one support from an academic advisor
- on-placement learning support
- technology designed to enhance your learning experience
Course leaders and tutors
Mandy is involved in teaching on the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) in Working with Children, Young People and Families
We work collaboratively with local partner agencies to provide enriching, beneficial work placements. This provides you with hands-on experience working alongside skilled professionals, and the opportunity to apply your knowledge. You receive support from a work-based learning supervisor when on your placement.
Common placements include children's centres, schools, family support centres, multi-agency support teams and youth services. Many of our graduates have gone into a full-time position at their placement organisation.
This course prepares you for a career in
• Social care
• Early years
• The voluntary sector
Or the opportunity for further study on one of the following Sheffield Hallam University courses:
• BA(Honours) Working with Children Young People and Families – guaranteed progression route to all graduates of the foundation degree
• BA (Honours) Social Work – entry into the second year
• BA (Honours) Childhood Studies – entry into the third year
• BA (Honours) Early Childhood Studies – entry into the third year
• BA (Honours) Teaching and Learning in Primary Education (5-11) with QTS (top up)
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
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- state-of-the-art facilities at our Collegiate Crescent Campus, with 24 hour access
GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.
64 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
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
|Module: Child Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Personal, Professional And Academic Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Safeguarding And Assessment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work-Based Learning One (Academic)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work-Based Learning One (Practice)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Theory And Practice Of Parenting||Credits: 20|
|Module: Using And Evaluating Evidence To Inform Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work-Based Learning Two (Academic)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Work-Based Learning Two (Practice)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Creative Methods||Credits: 20|
|Module: Refugees And Migrant Families||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
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.
Health and social care funding
Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.
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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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