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Year of Entry 2021/22

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.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £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 2021

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 100% for overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Gain important skills needed for working with young people and their families.
  • Benefit from 400 hours of hands-on placement work.
  • Learn in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, with no exams.
  • Take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
  • Take the opportunity to volunteer alongside voluntary sector partners in either France or Greece who support refugee communities (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

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.

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

How you learn

Watch Principle Lecturer Mandy Cecchinato talk about this course.

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 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
  • 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

Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

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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 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

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

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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

64 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Offers are subject to enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health assessment and required immunisations prior to 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.


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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Child Development Credits: 20
Module: Multiagency Communication And Intervention 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 Collaborative Partnerships 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 students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 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.

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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, 221.5KB)

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