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Childhood and Youth Studies with Professional Practice Year BA (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: L558

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is aimed at those who wish to work with children, young people, families and communities in the contexts of education, social work and welfare and youth and community work. Explore child development, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, as you gain academic and practical knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families.

The course is aimed at equipping you to make a real difference and a positive impact in the lives of the groups identified. Teaching and learning on the course brings together practical experience, theory and research knowledge. The course will support you to develop the highest levels of professional competence and advocacy on behalf of children and young people in local, national and global contexts.

  • Learn from staff with professional practice and research experience
  • Study areas informed by research at the forefront of work with children, young people, families and communities.
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge preparing and upskilling you in careers working with children, young people and their families
  • Explore the complexities of children, young people and family services

A range of appropriate and effective assessments will enable you to demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The assessment methods used across the course include: - Written assignments - these will vary in style and will include essays, reports, reflective accounts as well as other written tasks that we will prepare you for. - Examinations: These will be a range of multiple choice computer examinations at level four demonstrating subject knowledge. Throughout your three years there will also be a number of in-class tests allowing you to apply and use the theory and knowledge that you have gained through your studies. - Oral and Poster presentations that demonstrate verbal and presentation skills through sharing information and knowledge with others in innovative ways.

The course equips students for roles and career progression in education, social work and social welfare, family and youth and community work. Our graduates are equipped to understand and apply their knowledge of key theories, debates and the latest research to inform practice. Our focus on employability throughout the degree course means that we support you in developing a portfolio of practical skills that will enhance your career prospects. Graduates from this course can move on to professional accreditation courses to become a teacher, a social worker or a JNC accredited youth worker or undertake further academic study at Masters level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 84 7

    15th out of 79 12

    6th out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    102 49%

    76th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    45th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 71%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    12th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    114 70%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    5th

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