What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and their Families

  • Learning Across the Lifespan

  • Skills for Academic Success in HE

  • Aspects of Child and Family Health

  • Introduction to Professional Practice

  • Inclusion, Diversity and Rights

Second year

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Second year modules include

  • Research Methods and Methodology

  • Promoting Health and Well-Being in Children and Young People

  • Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

  • Continuing Professional Practice

Final year

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Final year modules include

  • Key Contemporary Issues in Working with Children, Young People and Families

  • The Critical Practitioner

  • Professional Practice and Partnership Working

  • Leadership and Management in Children and Young People’s Services

  • Dissertation

“Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes.”

Katie Hobson

More about this course

Working with children, young people and families involves examining and developing an understanding of the way that society is structured and how this impacts on the lives of individuals, families and their communities. We place a strong emphasis on your employability after graduation, so you’ll put your theory into practice through several work placements. You’ll develop skills and knowledge appropriate to multi-agency working in a range of health, education and social care professional practice placements. There is also an opportunity for students to study abroad for one semester in year 2, and spend time at one of our English-speaking, partner universities in countries renowned for high quality childcare, such as Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

You’ll be taught by staff who are experts in their field, and who have a reputation for pioneering innovative learning, in line with current practice. Many workshops, seminars and lectures are integrated through digital technology and mobile devices. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study toward Forest School certification, which allows practitioners to lead children’s learning experiences in outdoor contexts, a much valued skill in the sector. We also offer certified training in Safeguarding and Portage, a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.

Teaching and Learning

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Set yourself up for a rewarding career making a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Specialise in a particular age range and master advanced teaching methods taught by expert staff.

A diverse range of routes into teaching includes undergraduate programmes that incorporate Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 104 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should also have GCSE English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 30 credits
  • CACHE L3 Extended Diploma: C

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Any offers made are conditional on the results of an enhanced DBS check and confirmation that any health requirements have been met.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

104 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

The range of employment opportunities for graduates is increasingly varied and wide. This programme reflects the resulting high demand for well trained professional practitioners in children and young people’s services.

Students may decide to focus on education, health, or social care support work, choosing professions in the private, voluntary, health, or maintained sector. Areas of employment graduates might typically enter include: Education Welfare Officer, Special School Teaching Assistant, Family Support Officer, Home Education Assistant, Hospital Nursery Leader, Social Worker, Local Authority Adviser, BBC Children’s TV Researcher, and Independent Support Practitioner to name a few.

This programme also provides you with a solid foundation to continue further study or research. Opportunities include programmes such as a Master’s degree in Social Work or Community and Youth Work, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or Graduate Teacher Programme.