University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Childhood and Youth Studies Top Up

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. The programme is focussed on practice and will prepare students for the challenges of working in this vital and frequently fluid area within both the public and private sector, equipping all students with the knowledge, skills, understanding and critical instincts to work as an informed, confident and responsible professional. The course draws on a range of local and international perspectives, and theory from a range of areas such as leadership, safeguarding, solution focussed practice and child and youth support giving students sound knowledge and skills which they can apply to the area of practice they currently work in or for future employment. The programme will incorporate a practice placement element, with students completing 125 placement hours and undertaking an Action Research Project for their final assessment. Teaching and learning in this programmes is centred on practice. All examples used in the programme have a base in the real world. In some modules the students will reflect on their own practice using real world experience to inform ideas; in others simulated case studies are used so that the students can apply theoretical knowledge to their work. In the action research project students get to enact and assess a change in the real world.

Course details


Leading change in organisations Safeguarding Action Research Project Solution Focused Practice Childhood and Youth Support

Assessment method

The assessment approach is designed to ensure the student’s breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding will be assessed summatively through industry relevant tasks directly linked to practice. These tasks include the application of theory to current practice. The nature of the discipline means that reflexivity and reflection are key areas of assessment alongside essays, solution focussed practice, reports, an action research project and presentations. The assessments are designed to allow students to apply theory to practice. As a level 6 programme there is an expectation of criticality, both in their work but also using academic theories. In all assessments students are expected to show criticality whilst bridging theory and practice. The assessments are designed so that students develop their academic research and writing skills during the 1st trimester. In the assessment for the Leading Change module students are given the opportunity to develop their report writing skills particularly around the inclusion of criticality to carry forward in to future assessments. A 125 hours placement must also be completed as part of this Top-Up degree.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University Centre Grimsby
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants wishing to gain direct entry onto the top-up at level 6, must have at least 240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points gained through study at levels 4 and 5 in a relevant field such as children, young people and families. The average grade at level 5 must be 50% or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

At a cost of £44


All applicants are interviewed by a programme tutor before an offer is made.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course requires students to have a DBS Certificate on entry, which costs £44. Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Childhood and Youth Studies Top Up at University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC) - UCAS