Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Positive Practice with Children and Young People (Top-Up)

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Course summary

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Our Positive Practice with Children and Young People BA (Hons) Top Up programme is for students from UCBC who have successfully completed the FdA in Positive Practice with Children & Young People who now wish to specialise at a higher level studying for a BA (Hons) qualification. You will undertake five modules including a dissertation and will be able to specialise in a particular area through option modules. The focus of the course is on recruiting more people to the children's workforce, developing skills for partnership working and developing and enhancing leadership, management and supervision skills within the children and young person's workforce.

Course details


The course is delivered over four terms of one academic year, and students will complete a common core of 3 compulsory Modules accompanied by 2 option Modules, all running throughout the year to ensure a planned sustained programme of independent and advanced academic learning and ongoing personal and practice-based development. The nature of student contact will vary to accommodate the needs of the different Modules. There will be some formal input on theories of research and other relevant academic content followed by one-to-one consultation with the student and the employer involved. All other Modules will be delivered on a weekly basis up to the end of April to provide students with ongoing input and guidance, with the emphasis remaining on the need for students to become independent and autonomous learners. The general aim of the programme is to develop key transferable skills which are directly relevant to working with children and young people and youth practice generally. Modules include: Dissertation (double Module worth 40 credits) - Compulsory Professional Development - Compulsory Management and Organisations - Compulsory Contemporary Psychotherapies Contemporary Issues in Working with Children and Young People International Perspectives in Work with Children and Young People Evaluating Family Policy & Practice

Assessment method

During the course you'll be assessed by a variety of methods including: • Reports • Presentations • Video • Essays • Examinations • Dissertation

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

In order to join BA (Hons) Positive Practice with Children and Young People (Top Up) programme you will need to have successfully completed . If you have received less than a Merit grade overall in your Foundation Degree you will be required to attend a guidance interview first to ensure you are fully prepared for the Top Up programme. Additional preparation for study at the Top Up programme may be required.

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Positive Practice with Children and Young People (Top-Up) at Blackburn College - UCAS