BA (Hons) Working With Children and Young People (Top Up)
We are still accepting applications
for all courses starting in 2014/15. For more information, contact
us on 0800 358 7474 or email email@example.com.
The aim of this degree is to provide a suitable qualification
for those wishing to work in a variety of childhood settings and
children's services. It will develop highly skilled, flexible and
creative practitioners that are able to meet the challenges
presented by change and innovation in their professional context.
You will study modules that will help you to develop your
knowledge, skills and understanding and implement this in a work
This course is primarily a progression route for students who
have studied either a Foundation Degree or an HND in either Working
with Children and Young People or a relevant course in an allied
field such as early years. It is structured to enable you to attain
the qualification of BA (Hons) in 18 months. It will also be of
interest to professionals working in children’s centres and
schools, children’s charities, educational and welfare support
officers, pastoral support workers and learning support
The programme brings together the theoretical knowledge of
working with children and young people, understanding of relevant
legislation and a reflective practice aspect which is grounded in
your own professional setting and experience.
The programme will provide you with some academically
challenging ideas and help you link your practice with theoretical
perspectives. Study for this degree will involve face-to-face
classes in the evenings, together with more flexible forms of
study. This combination will help you to fit your study around work
and family responsibilities, the actual study load will depend on
your knowledge and experience of working with children and young
people in professional settings. You should expect to spend on
average about 17 hours per week working on the course. This time
will include background reading, work based practice discussion and
reflecting on what you are learning.
Course Content and Structure
Employers currently connected with the course:
- Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council Youth Service
- Primary and Secondary Schools
- Private early years settings
- Youth Offending Team
This Top-Up degree covers a range of topics, which are relevant
to working with children and young people.
- Rights of the Child
- Leading and Managing in Children and Young People’s
- Sociology of Childhood
- Supporting Children and Young People in Context
You will be assessed using a range of techniques such as essays,
report writing and presentations on a modular basis.
One of the following:
- Foundation Degree Working with Children and Young People- 240
- Foundation Degree/HND in relevant area such as Education, Early
- Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
We welcome applications from people of any age who might not
meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see
evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and
a capacity to pursue the course successfully.
You must also have relevant and current practice of working with
children and young people and have completed your probationary
period with your employer. You must also possess an approved
disclosure (police check).
If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend
an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the
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This degree is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in
social work using the postgraduate route.
You may choose to continue your studies to postgraduate level
with the MA Education, Innovation and Enterprise, or a PGCE.
Alternatively, you may wish to apply for the RTP (registered
teacher programme), or choose to enter the world of work.
Essential Qualifications Revision Programmes
Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and
graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths,
English and Science or who need to refresh their current knowledge
in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher
If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.