What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies. Or 88 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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.
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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This course gives you the knowledge and confidence to work in an inclusive way with children and young people. A combination of academic study and work placements gives you the knowledge and skills to support children and young people across a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. You also develop the knowledge and confidence to work in an inclusive way with children and young people. Key areas of study include • children and young people's well-being • understanding the causes and effects of ill health in children and young people • understanding the psychological development of children and young people• exploring experiences of children and young people in school, with their families, their peers and in the community• working with and doing research with children and young people • sociology of childhood • safeguarding children and young people. In your first year you are supported in your transition into University life and you are allocated a academic tutor to support your study skills academic study. As well as studying core modules, in your second and third year you choose optional modules that reflect your interests and career aims. Options include studying children and young people with medical needs, childhood and loss, understanding looked after children, therapeutic approaches in helping children and young people and examining school and the curriculum. Another option is to study Forest Schools, a Scandinavian-inspired learning approach conducted in local woods. You develop outdoor skills and have the opportunity to gain a Forest Schools qualification. During your final year you develop your own research project and carry it out while on placement. Recent topics have included • the use of humour in secondary schools • using music to help children to communicate • friendships • outdoor learning • learning and gender. You take part in a range of activities that help you explore your subject in new and different ways. Reflecting on your placement experience, guided reading and research, note taking, literature searches and action planning are some of the activities you will be involved in. You also participate in group work such as sharing and presenting ideas and developing your own research. Placements and work experience You complete a placement on each year of the course. Spending time in a range of work based placements each year supports you in your future career, and gives you valuable experience and professional skills. Practical experience is reinforced through reflection and links with modules. We find you a placement unless you choose to source your own. These can take place in a variety of settings working with children and young people - educational settings, special and mainstream, formal and informal, and settings with younger children or older children. A variety of experience helps you to understand children and young people in different contexts, and allows you to work with children, young people and professionals and allows you to explore settings you might want to work in. You can also apply to take an international placement, working abroad with one of our partner institutions. We currently have arrangements with universities in Germany and Spain.
**Year one modules**- • understanding unique and diverse childhoods • the story of childhood (child development and perspectives on childhood) • play and wellbeing in childhood and adolescence • introduction to university • understanding child and adolescent health • introduction to research skills **Year two core modules** • child and adolescent psychological development • children and young people's rights and participation • research skills 2 • spaces children and young people occupy (e.g. school, on-line spaces, informal spaces) **Year two options** choose two from • childhood and loss • children and young people with medical needs • forest schools • inclusive practice (for example understanding the learning and thinking styles associated with autism) • school and the curriculum **Year three core modules**- • professional practice with children and young people • safeguarding children and young people • promoting positive childhoods in school, health and through play • research project **Year three options** choose two from • understanding looked after children • therapeutic approaches with children and young people • understanding youth work and young people • being creative
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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