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University of Bradford

Working with Children, Young People and Families

UCAS Code: L590
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

to include 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Meet UCAS tariff of 112 points, there are no subject specific requirements.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

there are no subject specific requirements

UCAS tariff points

to include 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent plus GCSE English at Grade C or 4

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 degree is suitable for anyone already working with children and families, or for anyone leaving secondary education and wanting to start a career in working with children. This course looks at the social policy and legislative backdrop in relation to children and families. You will study legislation relating to education, child protection and health, the roles and responsibilities of agencies working with young children and families, and the importance of multi-agency working. An understanding of the importance of diversity is central to the course. Above all else, the course is designed to impart practice skills in working with children, young people and families.e roles and responsibilities of agencies working with young children and families.


Year 1 Academic, Personal and Professional Development (core) Communication Skills: Children and Families (core) Transition and Development in Children and Young People (core) Introduction to Psychology (core) Introduction to Sociology (core) Transition and Development in Children and Young People (core) Values and Ethics (core) Year 2 British Welfare State (core) Children and Interagency Work (core) Effective Interventions with Children and Families (core) Research and Evaluation (core) Learning from Practice (option) Mental Health (option) University Elective (elective) Year 3 Childcare Law (core) Service Users’ and Carers’ Perspectives in Social Work and Social Care (option) Organisations and Professional Development (option) Understanding Social and Personal Identities (option) The Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations (option) Living in a Sustainable Society (option) Understanding Culture and Society (option) Dissertation (core)

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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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 77%
Student score 75% MED
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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
91% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £15.5k LOW
Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are welfare professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over 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 reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.
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