Children and Young People - BA (Hons) [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Childcare

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  L591


This course allows you to develop advanced skills in working with children and young people. The aim is to prepare you for employment within early years, play work, or as a teaching assistant. The modules that form part of this course have been developed with input from professionals working within the vocational sector. The skills you’ll gain will be in areas relevant for work within the children and young person’s sector.

Modules surrounding safeguarding, inclusion and transitions will give you the essential knowledge required for a professional role within a young person’s environment, such as in early year’s settings ranging from nurseries, children’s center's and primary schools. This programme also has a management qualification recognised by CMI (Charted Management Institute)

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

This programme is designed to equip you with an advanced understanding of issues that are pertinent to the development of children and young people, giving you strong basis to explore a number of roles in the vocational sector.

The skills that you will develop are valued by a range of early years employers across the sector and the content of this programme is also approved by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who have said that 85% of managers agreed their management and leadership qualification improved their performance and by transferring their new skills to the work place, almost all have seen a vast improvement in their teams' performance too.


Who the course is for

This course is for anyone who wishes to work with children and young people in a number of different roles across a variety of settings. This includes working as teaching assistant, or following further study opportunities to specialise in an area of development for children and young people.

This course allows you to develop advanced skills in working with children and young people.
The aim is to prepare you for employment within early years, play work, or as a teaching assistant.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain a BA (Hons) Children and Young People validated by NCG.


How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

Semester 1

Safeguarding Children and Multi-Agency Working
Children and Youth in Transition
Research Methods

Semester 2

Leading Equality and Diversity
Young People and Society.

Learning Methods

You’ll learn through lectures tutorials, seminars, group work, reflective accounts and research. You’ll be expected to devote approximately 12 hours per week to independent study.

You will be assessed through research projects, presentations and assignments, which analyse specific areas around the development of children and young people, their place in society and an appreciation of inclusive practice.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through various methods including:

  • Research projects
  • Presentations 
  • Assignments
  • Role play

Progression Opportunities

Some graduates choose to continue their education following their graduation and this course provides an ideal platform for further study through a PGCE or Masters Degree. 

Career Opportunities

Previous graduates have secured employment with Barnardos, YMCA, NSPCC, Streetwise, NHS and within Social Services.

A number of students have also progressed into job roles as Primary teacher or Early Years Professional, teaching assistant within primary education as well as positions within voluntary, statutory and private services for children and young people

Entry Requirements

You should have a HND year 2 or a sector relevant Foundation Degree.
You will be required to submit two suitable references, complete a satisfactory interview which includes completing initial diagnostic assessment in literacy and numeracy.

As part of the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) disclosure check, all courses which include a work placement require you to submit several documents at interview for example a passport, birth certificate or driving license.

If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS score of 6 or above.

You will be required to complete a mandatory work placement for 50 hours in a voluntary or paid capacity dependent on previous experience. The placement should be undertaken between Monday and Friday.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.