education

Undergraduate

BA Working with Children, Young People and Families

Develop the skills and knowledge to work in various areas of health, education and social care.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

104 points

A Level grades: BCC

UCAS code

L591

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Start date

Course overview

Working with children, young people and families means understanding the way that society is structured – and how that structure impacts on the lives of individuals, families and their communities.

You'll have the opportunity to study toward Forest School certification, which allows you to lead children’s learning experiences in outdoor contexts.

We also offer certified training in Safeguarding and Portage: a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with extra support needs.

Six reasons to study Working with Children, Young People and Families at Hull

  1. 98% graduate employability rating*
  2. Placements – links to 600 educational institutions
  3. 91% rating for overall student satisfaction
  4. You can spend three months studying abroad
  5. Get Forest School certified to teach outdoors
  6. Certified training in Safeguarding and Portage

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Core

    Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and their Families

    Explore the values issues, and practical and theoretical concepts that underpin working practices in education, health and social work for children, young people and families.

    Learning Across the Lifespan

    Explore how different cultural, environmental and social contexts influence individual learning and development.

    Skills for Academic Success

    Studying, learning and assessment processes at university are different to those at school and college. This module helps you to develop these essential skills.

    Aspects of Child and Family Health

    Explore issues around well-being, mental and sexual health, and physical health including obesity. You'll also have a look at the impact health choices have on families.

    Introduction to Professional Practice

    Choose from a range of placement opportunities in education, health and social care to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to equip you for working in a children’s sector environment.

    Inclusion, Diversity and Rights

    This module introduces the key principles of inclusion, diversity and rights. It explores the historical context of and important milestones on the way to inclusion.

Second year modules

  • Core

    Research Methods and Methodology

    You will learn about a range of social research practices including the importance of ethics in research, different research methods and how to collect and analyse data.

    Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Children and Young People

    Examine the legal responsibility of those who safeguard and promote children’s wellbeing. You'll explore issues relating to human rights, social justice and multi-professional work.

    Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

    You'll consider the historical and social context of safeguarding and child protection with opportunities to research contemporary concerns such as modern child slavery.​

    Work-Based Pedagogy in Practice

    Gain hands-on experience in the UK or overseas. Experiencing different cultures and employers develops confidence and supports early career choices.

Final year modules

  • Core

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

    Examine global, national and local issues that affect children, young people and their families. For example, mental health, poverty, crime and child exploitation.

    The Critical Practitioner

    This module introduces reflexive practice and considers the importance of being a critical practitioner in practice. 

    Professional Practice and Partnership Working

    Consolidate your knowledge and work experience, enhancing your employability skills for working as a reflective practitioner in the children, young people and families sector.

    Managing Self and Others

    Explore different types of leadership within organisations to understand management strategies.

    Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Overall workload

180 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

816 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

204

Placement Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Indicative assessment proportions

8%
25%
67%
  • Examination

    Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

132 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

492 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

576

Placement Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Indicative assessment proportions

20%
80%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

120 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

876 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

204

Placement Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Indicative assessment proportions

5%
95%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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Entry requirements

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

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 26 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.

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 academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Our teaching staff

  • Dr Angel Urbina Garcia
    Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Lecturer in Early Childhood
    Christine Smith
    Lecturer/ Professional Practice Co-ordinator
    Helen Farrall
    Lecturer in Academic English / Study Skills
  • Sarah Donkin
    Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies
    Dr Sarah James
    Lecturer in Education, Programme Director, BA (Hons) Education Studies, and BA (Hons) Education Studies, Social Inclusion and Special Needs
    Sharon Towse
    Lecturer in Education and Course Leader for BA Early Childhood Studies Foundation Year
  • Dr Sharron Wilkinson
    Lecturer and Programme Director, PGT Education programmes

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

Fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed for 2020/21. 2019/20 fees were £9,250 per year*. The University sets fees in line with Government direction.

International

£14,500 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Education welfare officer
  • Special school teaching assistant
  • Family support officer
  • Home education assistant
  • Hospital nursery leader
  • Independent support practitioner

The range of employment opportunities for graduates in children's and young people’s services is increasingly varied and wide. Students may decide to focus on education, health, or social care support work, choosing professions in the private, voluntary, health or maintained sector.

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*98% of education students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†Overall satisfaction score in the education subject area (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)