Newman University, Birmingham

Working with Children, Young People & Families Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This programme is aimed specifically towards those who would like to work with and support vulnerable children, young people and families. As a subject area, it draws on many different topics such as social science, politics, history, law and ideas about good practice.

There is an increasing demand for professionals with the knowledge and skills to understand social, economic, educational, cultural and political challenges faced by children, young people and families – with a particular focus on those in socially disadvantaged areas. You will gain a theoretical underpinning to develop good practice in important areas such as safeguarding and work-related learning. You will have the opportunity to implement your knowledge in a real world
environment during a work placement, which gives important graduate level work experience.

You will study legislation which concerns health and diversity, child protection and welfare and education. The handling of information and collaborative working is of utmost importance and you will gain a greater understanding of how this is carried out in a practical sense, where multi-agency collaboration is required.

Throughout your studies, you will focus in particular on listening to children and young people, and responding to those interactions to directly shape and influence the services and strategies that they are a part of, making a positive contribution to society.


  • Our course is one of the longest established in the country and continuously produces high quality graduates.

  • The department treats students as equals and operates an open door approach; staff are available to share feedback and offer personal tutoring.

  • Staff members are from backgrounds of professional practice experience in their particular area of specialism.

  • You will work with a bank of highly regarded resources, many of which are textbooks published by our own academic staff.

This course will prepare you for a number of career pathways which include social work, children’s counselling, support workers, youth workers and pastoral schools work. Teaching is another path which can be pursued via further study of a PGCE at postgraduate level.

Course details


For full listings of Year 1, 2 and 3 modules please visit the Working with Children, Young People and Families page of the Newman University website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L590
Institution code N36
Campus name Newman University
Campus code N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
A level CCC You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level towards the total tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma towards the total tariff.
Access to HE Diploma Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.
96 UCAS Points:
D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15;
D12-M21-P12; D9-M27-P9; D6-M33-P6;
D3-M39-P3; D0-M45-P0.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above including English Language or a recognised equivalent are also required.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

If your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and is required before starting any work placement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

Clearing contact details



Fax: 01214761196

Course Clearing information

Additional information

We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 16th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 17th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 18th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 20th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone

Course contact details

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The Admissions Registrar

0121 476 1181

Fax: 0121 476 1196