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Course summary

The BA (Hons) programmes with Foundation Year are open to a wide range of students who do not yet have the qualifications to apply for an undergraduate degree programme. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will allow progression onto our Children, Young People and Society course: If you want to work with children, young people and families in social care or a related setting then this is the degree for you. Studying this subject means engaging with some challenging issues, and if you are serious about making a real difference in people’s lives, you will find it extremely rewarding. Guided by principles of equality, inclusion and social justice, you will consider how best to support young people, families and the communities around them. We keep our course relevant and meaningful by engaging with many of the issues and barriers affecting children and young people today. This might include discussions about mental health, abuse, social mobility, injustice, and issues of diversity and difference. You will consider the barriers affecting individual development, the wider societal issues that surround them and the ways we can support them. You will benefit from studying alongside students on related courses. Together you will learn about: How children and young people develop Child protection and safeguarding requirements How specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusion Mental health in children and young people The impact of disability, socio-economic status, trauma and abuse on development and education. The specialist knowledge you will gain by choosing this course includes: Exploring the nature of childhood and the social structures influencing it including the family, the state and school Evaluating strategies to support families and reflect on the importance of working in partnership with parents. Challenging assumptions and misconceptions about young people and technology Considering the effectiveness of state interventions in the lives of children, young people and families. You will also gain valuable practical experience, carrying out 105 hours of work experience through your placement module

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Unistats information

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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 £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Children, Young People and Society with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS