Working with Children, Young People and Families

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

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

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and work placements

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 18% 6% 76%
Y2 17% 12% 71%
Final 11% 11% 78%
Y1 13% 17% 70%
Y2 0% 13% 87%
Final 0% 11% 89%

About the 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.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

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.

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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.