Working with Children and Young People at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course offers practical experience through field trips, workshops and two work placements.
  • There’s the opportunity to study abroad at one of our European partner universities.
  • You’ll develop skills to support children and young people and will graduate with the professional title of Social Pedagogy Practitioner.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Would you like to use your talents in a career where you support children, young people and their families? This degree will prepare you for professional opportunities in settings such as health, social care, education and youth justice. You’ll become familiar with the range of services for children and young people. Through work placements of your choosing, you’ll apply your learning in real practice settings to make a difference to young people’s lives. This course will introduce social pedagogy, an inclusive and holistic approach to wellbeing, learning and growth. It’s endorsed by the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA). You’ll gain an understanding of children’s law and rights and the importance of safeguarding. Studies also include child development, life transitions, ethics and diversity, and relationship-based professional practice. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities When you enter the workforce, after graduating from this course, your study and placement experience will have prepared you for effective interprofessional working with children and young people in a variety of roles such as: -Youth offending team officer -Youth worker -Family support worker -Social work assistant -Nursery and Early Years practitioner -Teaching assistant -Healthcare support worker -Maternity support worker -Nursing support worker -Speech and language support worker. This course is also excellent preparation to progress onto study at postgraduate level on our professional courses: -Master of Social Work (2 years) -MSc Nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disability, Mental Health) (2 years) -PGCE Primary Teaching (1 year)


Examples of modules: -Children’s and Young People’s Development, Relationships and Social Contexts -Developing Creative Approaches to Working with Children and Young People -Practice Experience: Planning for Your Future Career. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment includes essays, portfolios, posters and presentations.

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

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Usually interviews are by telephone or SKYPE

English language requirements

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 7.0 in all elements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

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Working with Children and Young People at Kingston University - UCAS