Children and Young People - BA (Hons) [Top Up] [Part-Time]

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

Subject Area Childcare

Attendance Part-Time

UCAS Code  n/a


This course will enable you to build on the knowledge and experience you gained at Foundation Degree level and develop relevant advanced skills that are necessary to work with children and young people. This course has been developed with input from professionals working within the sector to ensure it is industry relevant. Modules surrounding safeguarding, multi-agency collaboration and transitions will give you the essential knowledge required for a professional role within a young person’s environment, in early settings ranging from nurseries, to children’s centres and primary schools. This programme also has a recognised management qualification embedded from the Charted Management Institute (CMI).

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

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


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.



Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Year one:
Children and Youth in Transition
Leading Equality and Diversity
Research Methods
Safeguarding Children and Multi-Agency Working
Young People and Society


Learning Methods

You will 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.

Assessment Methods

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.



Progression Opportunities

Some graduates choose to continue their education through a PGCE or Masters degree.

Career Opportunities

Previous graduates have secured employment with Barnardos, YMCA, NSPCC, NHS and within Social Services. A number of students have also progressed into job roles as teaching assistants within primary and secondary 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 an English Language test 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.