BA (Hons) Children and Young People
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
This Children and Young People degree will allow you to build on the professional skills and knowledge you gained at Foundation Degree level study. It is also the next step towards a PGCE qualification if you are looking to go into teaching. You will be committed and motivated, be passionate about working with children and want to make a positive impact on their development.
You will cover topics such as safeguarding, young people in society and equality and diversity, learning from tutors who have worked in a variety of roles in nurseries, schools and education and youth settings. You will develop enhanced research skills through completing a dissertation on an area of your choice.
A relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent. You must have grade 4 in GCSE English or Functional Skills. A grade 4 in maths is desirable.
If you are a current Newcastle College University Centre student and successfully pass your Foundation Degree in a relevant subject, you will be guaranteed a place on an Honours Degree (Top-Up).
You will be expected to have DBS clearance before starting this degree.
You may be invited to an interview as part of the application process. Previous experience of working with children is desirable.
What will I learn?
- Safeguarding Children and Multi-Agency Working
- Children and Youth in Transition
- Research Methods
- Leading Equality and Diversity
- Young People and Society
How is the course taught?
- Guest speakers
- Research tasks
How am I assessed?
- Group presentations
- Written assignments
You will undertake a work placement which will help you to develop a range of transferable skills and enhanced knowledge that will be of great benefit to you in a working environment. Previous students have had placements at schools, day nurseries and disability teams. All of the modules you will study on the degree are closely linked to industry practice, theory and research.
Where can I progress?
After you have completed your degree you may wish to continue your studies and progress onto a relevant Masters degree or PGCE if you would like to pursue a career in teaching. If you feel you are ready for employment you could look for roles in schools, nurseries and youth groups.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.