Working with Children, Young People and Families full-time top-up award BA (Hons)

Course length: 1 year full-time


Why study Working with Children, Young People and Families?

Supporting children, young people and vulnerable families is an increasingly high profile area of social policy. This course offers you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to understand the social, economic, educational, political and cultural issues and barriers facing children, young people and families, particularly in socially disadvantaged areas.

What does the course cover?

You can expect to look in detail at social and education policy, and gain a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies working with children and families. You will study childhood, family relationships and the psychology of the family and child, as well as legislation relating to education, child protection and welfare, health, and diversity. There are also opportunities to explore how society views childhood, and the challenging issues facing children and young people today, with specific reference to the experiences of children in past decades.

How will I be assessed?

The course offers a variety of assessment to suit the experience of the module studied, and will include essays, presentations and case studies.

Career opportunities

As a Working with Children, Young People and Families graduate you will be furnished with valuable transferable skills and an understanding of multi-agency working. Many go on to a wide range of careers within education and health and social care in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Although not a social work degree, the issues covered on this course would be suitable if you are considering gaining postgraduate qualifications to become a social worker.

Entry requirements

All applicants will need to have 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 in a relevant Foundation Degree or HND. Applicants must obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.


2017/18: Full-time Home/EU students:  £9,250 * 

* NB: from 2018/19 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation

Finance information.

Working with Children, Young People and Families full-time top-up award

Level 6 modules
Listening to Children and Young People
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Working with change and uncertainty
Multi agency Working

Optional modules:
Overcoming Inequalities
The Politics of Education
Access, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Looked after Children
Young People and Crime
Working with Violence and Harm
Housing and Homelessness in a youth work context

Course code

Single Honours: 100% Working with Children, Young People and Families full-time top-up award

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