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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20

Working with Children, Young People and Families

Course in clearing
Full-time Social work

Train to work with children and families on a course developed in consultation with employers.

Places available in clearing

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? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? LX53
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • 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.

Student View
Watch student Olivia Nesbit talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Mandy Cecchinato talk about this course.

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 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

Work placements

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.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

• Education

• Health

• 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

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

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

Entry requirements

All students

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

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Creative Methods Credits: 20
Module: Refugees And Migrant Families Credits: 20

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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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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