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Newman University

Working with Children, Young People and Families and Education Studies

UCAS Code: LX53
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Social work
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
80% MED
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Certificate
MM

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Award
M

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 260 UCAS Tariff points (check UCAS Tariff).

International Baccalaureate
26

Pass Baccalaureate. Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

90%

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

£9,250

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

Working with Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies is a popular course combination leading to a range of career opportunities. Supporting children, young people and vulnerable families is an increasingly high profile area of social policy. This course is one of a small number of honours degree level programmes designed to give you the knowledge and skills to understand the social, economic, educational, political and cultural issues and barriers facing children, young people and families, particularly in socially disadvantaged areas. Education Studies has a broad appeal to a wide range of prospective students whose interests include education, teaching, and training in other employment contexts. In exploring contemporary educational issues, the course offers an excellent basis for postgraduate teacher training. The course is not, however, restricted exclusively to â??schoolâ??basedâ?? issues. Through the taught modular programme students will work across a range of themes such a social justice, globalisation and sustainability, and management of change. These will be of particular interest to those students whose aspirations lie in other educational environments - such as youth, community and charity work, NGOs, and training and development.

Modules

Modules may include: The social policy context; perspectives on childhood; designing research tools; human growth and development; international perspectives on practice with children and young people; safeguarding children and young people; understanding organisations in children and young peopleâ??s services; multi-agency working; learning and teaching; education and society; educational possibilities; development and educational psychology; creative learning; equality and diversity; education, technology and change; critical theory; education, politics and identity; work placement; dissertation.

Newman University

The library by dusk

As a small University based in Birmingham with around 2,800 students, we're committed to providing a welcoming and friendly community for all students. We're proud of our student-centred ethos, and provide a challenging and supportive environment for students to realise their full potential whilst here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

17%
75%
8%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
73%
27%

Year 1

75%
25%

Year 2

67%
33%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

73%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are caring personal services

6%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

26%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No prizes for guessing what by far the most common job for graduates in social work is! There's a shortage of social workers in some parts of the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can sometimes reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career, as not all job options for social work graduates pay as well as other job sectors – but social work graduates still get paid, on average, more than graduates overall.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

25%

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 early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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