Working with Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain key skills and knowledge to work with young people and their families.
  • Learn directly from 400 hours of valuable placement experience.
  • Study alongside others on a supportive, collaborative course, with no exams.
  • Current opportunities to work abroad (on an organised placement or as a volunteer with European refugee support groups) – with the possibility of funding through the Turing Scheme
On this course you will develop an excellent grounding for further studies or to work with children, young people and families. You will focus on important contemporary topics such as child safeguarding and child and adolescent development and parenting – alongside interdisciplinary-focused modules and work placements. You will graduate with a diverse range of skills that make a real difference. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course provides high-quality work placements alongside enriching and enjoyable teaching sessions. We are a team of supportive and dedicated professionals from a range of relevant backgrounds. The modules are designed to introduce and develop your confidence and understanding of the principles and skills you will need to work with children, young people and families. Alongside university teaching sessions, you will learn from two x 200 hour placements of work-based learning experience. You learn through
  • workshop-style sessions from current practitioners and experts
  • case studies, presentations and assignments
  • placements in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings
  • one-to-one support from an academic adviser
  • on-placement learning support
  • technology designed to enhance your learning experience
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses – meaning you are given the opportunity to put your studies into practice. You will be taught by professionals who are active in their field, so you'll get cutting-edge, practice-focused knowledge of your subject. You will gain real-world skills and insights through placements, workshops and a range of development opportunities. Work-based learning is embedded into both years of the course, so you will develop your workplace skills and confidence alongside building a solid knowledge and understanding of your subject. These will help you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity as a developing professional. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. In-class knowledge and theory will help prepare you for practice-learning experiences on placement. You will also bring your practice-learning experiences into the classroom to reflect and explore more fully. Modules are designed to help you not only apply theory to practice, but also to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals.


Important notice: The structure for this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page. Year 1 Compulsory modules Child Development CYDF Practice 1 Personal, Professional And Academic Development Preparing for Practice with CYPF Safeguarding And Assessment Final year Compulsory modules Advancing Practice with CYPF CYPF Practice 2 Refugees And Migrant Families Research for Practice with CYPF Theory And Practice Of Parenting

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

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Screening - You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Immunisations -You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge.


If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interviews process and how you can prepare for this.


Experience -Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. Reference -You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application. Course enrolment - professional requirements. Before enrolling you must fully declare on the forms provided during the admissions process: Unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website. Involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments. Involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations. Enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University. Other professional suitability information -Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received. Disability support -We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Working with Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS