Children and Young People at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This degree in Children and Young People will open up a range of career opportunities within schools, early years environments, youth work, outreach and working with SEN children. If you are passionate about working with children and child development, this degree is the perfect platform to a rewarding career. We also offer the Early Years’ Educator pathway as part of the degree which is focused on children aged 0-5 years and gives you a licence to practice in an early year setting. You will cover a variety of topics such as child development, safeguarding and the national curriculum all from tutors with many years’ experience working in the sector. There is an increased demand for qualified childcare practitioners within the sector due to the government initiative offering up to 30 hours of free childcare for children from three years old. Through studying this degree, you will gain enhanced knowledge of child development patterns, care routines and observation and assessment practices which you can apply in a real-work environment through your work placement. Once you successfully complete your course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up) to further develop your knowledge. You may wish to seek employment as a teaching assistant in a school, or work in a nursery as an early years’ practitioner


Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Equality and Diversity in Practice • Child Development: Early Years • The Curriculum: Early Years • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Child Development: 8-18 years • Work Related Learning. Year Two: • Professional Development • Safeguarding • Working with Parents and Families • The Curriculum: 7+ • Work-Based Learning • Atypical.

Assessment method

Students are taught through • Seminars • Guest speakers • Practical activities • Research tasks • Lectures. Students are assessed through • Group presentations • Projects • Written assignments • Reports.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Children and Young People at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS