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BA (Hons) in Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
6
Course Code:
EYR9007P
Awarding Body
University of Cumbria
Qualification:

BA (Hons) in Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

Start Date:
05 September

Who is the course for?

The BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Family Studies aims to enable individuals to develop their professional skills and knowledge in their chosen discipline. Applications are welcome from individuals working in diverse roles across the Children s Workforce, for example in schools, nurseries, youth/play work, residential care, health and social environments, specialist or alternative provision, inclusion/behavioural/SEN support teams and family support. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and applications are encouraged from any individual working with children and/or young people from birth to 18 years. Applicants may already be employed in the sector or could opt to engage in an appropriate voluntary placement of 70 hours.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should hold a level 5 qualification in a related subject.

Assessment methods:

Student s competence will be assessed using a diverse range of methods. Students will be expected to submit formal written responses and will also be supported to engage in presentations, research projects, individual and group activities and case studies.

What will I study on the course?

Modules include:

- Dissertation

- Leading and Managing in the Children s Workforce

- Multi-agency and Safeguarding

- Psychological and Sociological Perspectives in Youth Justice

- Supporting Transitions Across Children s Lives

How is the course organised

Validated by: University of Cumbria

Duration 1 year Full time (Sept-June)

Level 6

Course Cost: £7000 fees for 18/19

Additional costs:

Students are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you may need to purchase additional credits. Students are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips.

How will my progress be assessed?

Student s competence will be assessed using a diverse range of methods. Students will be expected to submit formal written responses and will also be supported to engage in presentations, research projects, individual and group activities and case studies.

Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?

What final qualification will I get if I am successful?

BA (Hons) in Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

Next Steps

Students completing the programme are well-placed to progress onto MA level study with any higher education provider or the PGCE teacher training programme, which can potentially be accessed via Northumberland College (validated by Huddersfield University). You should check entry requirements for different institutions as these vary.

Students may opt to cease study at this point and are then able to apply for higher level/management posts within the Children s Workforce appropriate to their level of qualification. Such roles may include specialist roles within schools (inclusion/behaviour/additional needs co-ordinator), or they may opt for more senior roles within their current discipline

Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?

Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan. You may also qualify for a college bursary All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals for learners resident in houses where income is below £25000 annually.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events – dates of events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/