Working with Children, Young People and Families (WBIS) at University of Chester - UCAS

University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Working with Children, Young People and Families (WBIS)

Course summary

An online work-based learning degree, for professionals currently employed in the Children's workforce, offering the opportunity to study for a degree whilst continuing to work. Are you a professional in the children's workforce who wants to progress further in your career? Do you want the flexibility of online learning? This innovative, online course offers a springboard for your future career ambitions, enabling you to continue to influence the lives of children and young people. You will apply theory to practice, reflect on your current role and develop your academic skills. Working alongside students from other children's workforce contexts, you will share your expertise, learn from others, and develop a secure understanding of the sector, enabling you to advance your career confidently and knowledgeably. Why study this course with us? The University of Chester's BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families (WBIS) course is unique in offering professionals in the children's workforce the opportunity to combine study alongside your current workplace commitments. As a fully online degree, you will have the flexibility to study the course full or part time, enabling you to earn whilst you learn. You will have access to all of the support services available to University of Chester students, including academic skills support, library access, wellbeing services and disability and inclusion support. You will also be allocated a personal academic tutor who will guide you through your studies. The course is delivered via recorded live lectures, combined with independent online study material, carefully designed to offer opportunities for engagement, interaction, and self-reflection. There will be frequent occasions throughout the degree for you to interact with your peers and your course tutors, using online forums, and Microsoft Teams. In addition to the benefits offered by our online delivery, you will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from many different sectors of the children's workforce, sharing expertise and learning from each other's experiences.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework only, and combines written assignments, reflections on learning, reflections on work-based learning case studies, presentations, posters, artefacts, and independent research projects linked to your workplace context.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other relevant Level 3 qualifications or equivalent will be considered, including: Early Years Educator Level 3 Cache Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Level 3 Diploma in CYP workforce National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) Applicants must be working in any sector of the Children and Young People's Workforce for a minimum of two days per week (paid or voluntary) to be admitted onto the course, and have a DBS check provided by your employer. Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Working with Children, Young People and Families (WBIS) at University of Chester - UCAS