Working with Children, Young People and Families (top up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Progress from a relevant foundation degree to a BA honours degree.
  • Gain hands-on and academic knowledge that employers are looking for.
  • Learn in an environment that encourages a positive student experience.
  • Become equipped to work as part of an integrated workforce.
Prepare to work alongside a diverse range of professionals – including social workers, teachers, health visitors, psychologists, and many other health, education and social care professionals. Alternatively, progress on to a postgraduate degree – such as an MA in Social Work or a PGCE in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course has a strong focus on links between academic learning, practice and research. We’ll encourage you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the services, systems, policies and work practices that relate to children, young people and families. You learn through
  • group work
  • presentations
  • case studies
  • role play
  • debates
  • essays and reports
  • critical reflection and review
  • reflective learning accounts
  • self-assessment and action planning
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses – meaning you are given the opportunity to put your studies into practice. You will be taught by professionals who are active in their field – so you will get industry-focused knowledge of your subject. Modules are designed to help you not only apply theory to practice, but also to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become a life-long, competent professional. You will gain real-world skills through workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with local partners. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in
  • educational settings
  • social care and health settings
  • public, private and third sector roles supporting children and young people
  • family support and early intervention
  • community development and outreach
Or you could progress on to further postgraduate study in a range of related areas – such as the MA Social Work. Equipment and facilities We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. Compulsory modules Advanced Safeguarding Dissertation Children, Young People And Families Management And Leadership In Practice Strength Based Approaches With Children Young People And Families Supporting Families With Multiple And Complex Needs

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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

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Care experience -Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview. Skill requirement - a commitment to the values and ethics of social work/social care practice -an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of those who work within the children's integrated workforce - current knowledge and understanding of the needs and perspectives of children, young people and families - the ability to communicate and engage effectively with children, young people and families - a commitment to the principles of valuing equality and diversity and of promoting anti-oppressive practice -the ability to undertake independent study at level 6 -use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. This course is only open to home or EU students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 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

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Working with Children, Young People and Families (top up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS