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Working with Children, Young People and Families (top up)

Entry requirements


You need one from • Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and Families from Sheffield Hallam University • foundation degree in a relevant discipline or 240 credits in health or social care related studies You also need at least 400 hours of relevant experience of working with children, young people or families in a paid, voluntary or caring capacity, and a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution. We will assess your previous qualification to confirm its comparability and suitability for entry to this course.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health and social care

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**
- Progress from a relevant foundation degree to a BA honours degree.

- Gain hands-on and academic knowledge that employers in this sector are looking for.

- Learn in an environment that encourages a positive student experience.

Become equipped to work as part of an integrated workforce alongside a diverse range of professionals including social workers, teachers, health visitors, psychologists and many other health, education and social care professionals, or progress to a postgraduate degree such as an MA in Social Work or a PGCE in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course has a strong focus on links between academic learning and the practice and research context. We encourage you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of services, systems, policies and work practices as they relate to children, young people and families.

You learn through

- group work

- presentations

- case studies

- role play

- debates

- essays and reports

- critical reflection and review

- reflective learning accounts

- self-assessment and action planning

**Applied learning**
Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.

You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.

Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.

Modules

Compulsory modules
Advanced Safeguarding 20
Dissertation Children, Young People And Families 40
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Strength Based Approaches With Children Young People And Families 20
Working With Troubled Families 20

Assessment methods

Coursework

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Health and social care

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Welfare professionals
20%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Health and social care

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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£23k

£25k

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£27k

£27k

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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