Newman University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Newman University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not accepting applications from international learners.
|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;
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 coursehttps://newman.ac.uk/course/working-with-children-young-people-and-families-ba-hons/full-time/
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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
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 detailsVisit our course page
The Admissions Registrar
0121 476 1181
Fax: 0121 476 1196