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Course summary

This degree is suited to people who support the development and learning of children and young people, including those with additional needs, within the multiagency environment. Typically, students work in schools, children’s centres, childcare and youth services, young offender and other services. You will further your understanding of how best to create and maintain positive conditions for learning, underpinned by research and theoretical understanding, grounded in current legislation and informed by reflective practice alongside a critical awareness of individuals’ rights. You will develop your professional knowledge and awareness which underpins working experience.


Year 1 Core modules (students are required to take): • Values and Roles of a Principled Professional • Theories of Learning and Development • Power, Inclusion and Diversity of Need Students are required to choose one option module from: • Healthy Teams Supporting Healthy Children, Families and Communities • Creating an Ideal Play Environment • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Preparation Level 4 Year 2 Core modules (students are required to take): • Safeguarding and Promoting Wellbeing • Reflecting on Research Informed Practice Students are required to choose one option module from: • Specialist Co-ordinator Roles • Behaviour and Learning in an Interconnected World Students are required to choose one option module from: • Risks, Rights and Social Justice in a Sustainable Society • Play and Early Learning • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Preparation Level 5

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used which are matched to the learner outcomes for the programme. This will enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills you have developed. You will take part in workshops, seminars and lectures. Work will be assessed on reports, presentations and essays.

How to apply

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must have a Level 2 Literacy qualification e.g. GCSE English Language Grade C; Functional Skills Level 2 (previously Key Skills Communication Level 2); Adult Literacy Level 2. You must have a Level 3 qualification e.g. A level, BTEC National, T Level, NVQ3 or Level 3 entry paper. You must have employer support and at least one year's volunteering/working experience. Please contact us for personalised advice on 01226 216228.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2022 entry information and are subject to change for 2023.
Supporting Education, Behaviour and Additional Needs at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS