Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group

Children and Young People (Top-up)

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Course summary

This Children and Young People degree will allow you to build on the professional skills and knowledge you gained at Foundation Degree level. It is also the next step towards a PGCE qualification if you are looking to go into teaching. You will be committed, motivated, be passionate about working with children and want to make a positive impact on their development. You will cover topics such as safeguarding, young people in society and equality and diversity, learning from tutors who have worked in a variety of roles in nurseries, schools and education and youth settings. You will develop enhanced research skills by completing a dissertation on an area of your choice. You will undertake a work placement which will help you to develop a range of transferable skills and enhanced knowledge that will be of great benefit to you in a working environment. Previous students have undertaken placements at schools, day nurseries and disability teams. All of the modules you will study on the degree are closely linked to industry practice, theory and research. After you have successfully completed your degree you may wish to continue your studies and progress onto a relevant Masters degree or PGCE if you would like to pursue a career in teaching. If you feel you are ready for employment you could look for roles in schools, nurseries and youth groups.

Course details


• Safeguarding Children and Multi-Agency Working • Children and Youth in Transition • Research Methods • Leading Equality and Diversity • Young People and Society • Dissertation.

Assessment method

Students are taught through • Seminars • Guest speakers • Practical activities • Research tasks • Lectures. Students are assessed through • Group presentations • Projects • Written assignments • Reports.

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

Applicants to achieve a pass or higher in the relevant Foundation Degree or Level 5 equivalence (i.e. HND or Diploma in HE).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Children and Young People (Top-up) at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS