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Birmingham City University

Working with Children, Young People & Families with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L59F

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

A maximum of 3 subjects are considered . These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

72 UCAS points These can be a combination of AS and other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

Education subjects preferred but other subjects also considered Pass with minimum 18 Merits/Distinctions at Level 3

Considered with a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) to achieve a total of 72 UCAS tariff points in a different subject area.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs Mathematics, English Language at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent level 2 qualifications for level 2 Maths can be accepted, Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment Accepted Equivalent:- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy - Adult Numeracy only Functional Skills/Essential Skills level 2 - Maths only Key Skills level 2 - Application of Numbers only Scottish Credit Standard Grade - grade 2 Scottish Intermediate 2 and Scottish National 5 - English Language and Maths grade 5

HNC (BTEC)

P

120 credits at level 4 Must be in an Education related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in an Education related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 72 UCAS tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3 up to and including 2016))

See Irish Leaving Certificate under Level 3 entry

72 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

72 UCAS tariff points

72 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

72 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

72 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMP

72 UCAS points Considered with A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points Considered with A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

72 UCAS points Considered with A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification

Achieve a minimum of 72 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

Achieve a minimum of 72 tariff points achieved in either five Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of grades DDDDD is required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

72

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

72 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s)

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

**We're ranked 3rd in the UK for our undergraduate Education programmes, including BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families (Guardian League Tables 2020)**

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BA degree.
So although you apply to study a BA in a specific course – in this case BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.

This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category Society, Childhood and Education; it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. You will be assessed for progression on to your second year, which would be the first year of your BA-level degree.

At its heart, our BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People and Families programme has the rights of children and young people, and a commitment to social justice are at the centre of what we believe, teach and research. We will provide you with a range of teaching and learning experiences to build on your existing skills and motivation so that you can contribute to a changing society, particularly with services who work with, or for, vulnerable children, young people and their families.

With a focus on personal, as well as professional development, our degree will engage you in understand the complexities of working with children young people and their families, in theory and in practice. We want to support you so that you can develop to become effective agents of change, making a difference to vulnerable children and young people, and providing family support.

Studying at our recently-extended, state-of-the-art £71 million City South Campus, you will have access to excellent facilities to enhance your understanding and knowledge.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Education and Social Work

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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