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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Families and Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X162
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Academic studies in education
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The community, children and families are at the heart of this course. With academic study and work experience in a variety of community-based settings, you will gain an excellent understanding of issues relating to children, young people and families and their holistic development.   Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, education, public health and human rights, the course investigates the changing dynamics within childhood, families and communities, equipping critically informed graduates with transferrable skills for employment in a range of sectors. It also offers an alternative route into teaching.


Year 1 (Level 4)   The first year offers students a broad understanding of some of the main issues involving work with children, young people and families. Key to the philosophy of the programme are family well-being, multi-agency working and policy development/implementation.   Modules:   Development of Children and Young People; Working with Children, Young People and Families; Introduction to ALN/SEN; Protecting Children and Young People; Development of Literacy and Numeracy; Academic Development and Reflective Practice.       Year 2 (Level 5):   Builds upon the modules studied at level 4, considering more complex factors significant to the rights, participation and well-being of children, young people and families.   Inclusion and Diversity; Skills for the Workplace; Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being; Risk, Resilience and Recovery; Children’s Rights in Practice; Research Methods.   Year 3 (Level 6):   The final year builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students selecting a child/family topic of their choice to undertake a small-scale research project within a family/community setting.   Promoting Positive Behaviour; Youth and Society; Supporting Families with Young Children; Multi-Agency Practice with Children, Young People and Families with Complex Needs; Research Article.    The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
57% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
289 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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