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Course summary

If you have completed a Foundation Degree or diploma in Childhood, Youth & Families or similar, and you are ready to take the logical next step towards gaining a full honours degree whilst continuing in employment, then the BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth & Families in Practice is designed for you. The learning opportunities you’ll receive will be unique as you study alongside others working or volunteering in a variety of children’s services. Having already completed a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education Diploma in Childhood, Youth and Families, the BA (Hons) work-based degree programme is a combination of practice-based learning and campus-based teaching sessions that take place once a week, allowing you to continue working or volunteering throughout the course. Throughout the one-year programme, you will integrate your previous experience of working with children, young people and families into your studies. Whilst studying on this course you will have the opportunity to critically evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. The course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner, and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, health/well-being, anti-oppressive practice and, and critical issues (such as current political and social trends). In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development toward becoming a leading practitioner within the children and young people’s workforce. The programme increases knowledge and understanding of how children and young people learn and mature. You will explore new ways of working and challenge existing assumptions. You will be able to collaborate with students from other related courses who work in a variety of contexts such as early childhood and formal education to broaden your perspectives on working with children and young people. Our BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Childhood, Youth and Families in Practice is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services are provided for 9– 24-year-olds. Whilst studying for this course you will remain in employment, or as a volunteer, throughout the duration of the course. This course is suitable for staff working in various local authority roles such as Early Help, schools, alternative education, the NHS, youth worker, voluntary and third sector, particularly those working with children, young people and adults often identified as hard to reach.

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You will normally have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study such as Education. However, if you have alternative qualifications please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email [email protected]

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Childhood, Youth and Families in Practice at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS