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Course summary

This course gives you the expertise to work effectively with people of all ages. You’ll learn in a variety of settings, helping the people you support achieve their full potential. Your studies will start with a clear focus on local contexts. As you progress, you’ll learn the skills to address national and global issues and discover how complex contemporary society is and the impact it has on us all. As part of your course, you'll:

  • Undertake role-play with trained actors as part of your training. They’ll take on the role of vulnerable people and you'll be able to learn from their video diaries and blogs.
  • Practice your skills in a safe, controlled environment and reflect on your learning
  • Gain real life, practical skills and have access to a rewarding career.
The social care sector is growing. It gives you employment opportunities working with children, young people and families. Find Out More You’ll be given the chance to undertake an international volunteering placement in your second and third years. Previous students have volunteered in India, South Africa, Finland and the US, working with people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. You'll share modules with students from related courses. This helps you to learn about the different areas of social science. It also teaches you how specific environments and situations are handled. On completion of your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer your course. This can be to either:
  • BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC)
  • BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice & Recovery courses
There’s no need to repeat any modules if you do decide to transfer. Why Study Working with Children, Young People and Families at Leeds Beckett University - Fantastic placement opportunities - enhance your expertise, build a network and grow your experience working with local services - Study abroad option - support communities beyond Leeds with study abroad opportunities throughout your degree - Practice in realistic environments - role-play with professional actors to develop your skills and practice - Access specialist facilities - including simulated sessions to support the development of your essential skills prior to real-world practice


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Professional & Academic Skills
  • Politics of Everyday Life
  • Working Positively: Children & Families
  • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan
  • Social Justice & Inequality
  • Engaging & Communicating
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Communities & Enterprise
  • Enhanced Communication: Therapeutic Approaches to support
  • Safeguarding: Adult & Child Protection
  • Developing Research in Practice: Children, Young People and Families
  • Emerging Issues in Practice
In addition, choose from a list of year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • The Global Practitioner
  • Contemporary Challenges for Practice: Working with Children, Young People & Families
  • Leadership & Personal Effectiveness
  • Dissertation
- Advanced Communication: Empowerment & Advocacy

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

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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

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Working with Children, Young People and Families at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS