Working with Children, Young People and Families

Supporting children, young people and vulnerable families is an increasingly high profile area of social policy. Professionals working with children and young people are increasingly required to have formal qualifications recognising their expertise in these areas. Newman University's courses within the subject area at foundation degree, undergraduate and postgraduate level explore the key policies and practices relating to the social care and education of children, young people and families.

All courses combine the study of policies and best practice, and the implications of these policies and practices in the real world. Often full and part-time students from a variety of professional backgrounds study alongside each other, resulting in stimulating discussions of how policies and strategies impact on various settings, and enable students to gain an understanding of multi-agency working and improve the efficiency of the organisations they work in.

Courses of interest:
Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People and Families BA (Hons)
BA (Hons)

3 years full-time


Early Childhood Education and Care
BA (Hons)

3 years full-time, 4.5 years flexible learning (for further information on flexible learning courses click here)


Working with Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies BA (Hons)
BA (Hons)

3 years full-time, 4.5 years flexible learning (for further information on flexible learning courses click here)


Working with Children, Young People and Families
BA (Hons)

3 years full-time, 4.5 years flexible learning (for further information on flexible learning courses click here)


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

1 year full-time


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

1-2 years part-time


Youth and Community Work
BA (Hons)

3 years full-time, 4.5 years flexible learning (for further information on flexible learning courses click here)


Social Sciences
Foundation Degree

2 years full-time, 3 years part-time


Youth and Community Work
MA PG Dip

1-2 years full-time, 2-3 years part-time