University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Working with Children, Young People and Families (with placement year) BA (Hons)

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Course summary

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Gain the skills you need for a career working with children and families in this four-year, full-time BA (Hons) programme, with a placement year working in the sector. You’ll develop a firm understanding of policy and legislative issues, and get the hands-on practical experience you need to be an effective practitioner. You’ll study topics such as:

  • legislation relating to education, child protection and health
  • roles and responsibilities of agencies
  • multi-agency working
  • communicating with children through play, art, and role play
The programme gives you the opportunity to explore different aspects of working with children and families, in a variety of environments. On graduation you’ll be able to pursue careers in areas such as family support, community development, education, and mentorship. You may choose to pursue further study after graduation, such as the MA in Social Work, giving you the qualification you need to be a social worker. Rankings The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Social Sciences in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Course details


Year 1 Academic, Personal and Professional Development (core) Communication Skills: Children and Families (core) Transition and Development in Children and Young People (core) Introduction to Psychology (core) Introduction to Sociology (core) Transition and Development in Children and Young People (core) Values and Ethics (core) Year 2 British Welfare State (core) Children and Interagency Work (core) Effective Interventions with Children and Families (core) Research and Evaluation (core) Learning from Practice (option) Mental Health (option) University Elective (elective) Year 3 Childcare Law (core) Service Users’ and Carers’ Perspectives in Social Work and Social Care (option) Organisations and Professional Development (option) Understanding Social and Personal Identities (option) The Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations (option) Living in a Sustainable Society (option) Understanding Culture and Society (option) Dissertation (core)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The standard University English language requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

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