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Working with Children & Young People BA(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time L590 2016 and 2017

Why choose this course?

This degree is ideal if you are committed to working with children, young people and their families. It offers a unique course of study, enabling you to investigate which area you are best suited to. When you graduate, you will be well-positioned for careers in social work, social care, early years, nursing, youth justice, teaching or law.

What you will study

You will study different approaches to working creatively and positively with children, young people, families and carers, within a social pedagogy ethos.

Year 1 develops knowledge and transferable practice skills relevant for future career development. You will learn theories and concepts of human growth, development and life transitions, and will gain awareness of ethics and diversity. An important element throughout Year 1 is guidance and teaching on the development of the personal and professional self. You will also develop an understanding of the different professionals and services for children and young people.

In Year 2 you will develop an in-depth social pedagogic knowledge, an understanding of children's law and rights, and the importance of safeguarding. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a practice placement in a relevant setting or study abroad in a European institution.

Year 3 will inform your future career through work placement opportunities. You will develop a deep understanding of the research, systems and professional practice that impacts children's lives.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • Working with Children and Young People: Professional Roles and Contexts
  • Human Development within Different Relationships and Social Contexts
  • Working with Ethics and Diversity in Professional Practice
  • Developing the Personal and Professional Self

Year 2

  • Children and Young People: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Perspectives: Safeguarding and Critical Decision Making for Children and Young People
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Practice Experience: Local and International Contexts

Year 3

  • Working with Children and Young People in Context: Research, Systems and Professional Practice
  • Practice Experience 2: Planning for your future career
  • Working with Children and Young People: Capstone Project

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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