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University of Northampton

Childhood and Youth

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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma

Accepted at MM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

Not available

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

Our Childhood and Youth course is ideal if you’re interested in working with children and young people aged eight to 25 years. This course is designed to support your professional development, empowering you to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people. You’ll be able to explore a diverse range of professional roles alongside your academic study through work placements. This hands-on experience will not only give you a chance to try out different areas of work but, it will also put into practice everything that you learn on the course as well as enhancing your employment options when you graduate. This course can lead on to a wide choice of career paths including social care, children’s homes, sports development, youth theatres, mental health services, youth offending and many more. There is also an exciting opportunity to visit a European country for a week or for a whole semester in your second year. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information


**STAGE 1:** • Development, Health and Learning: Working Together (compulsory) • Children, Young People, Their Rights and the Law (compulsory) • Promoting Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing (compulsory) • Introduction to Childhood and Youth (compulsory) • Work Based Learning in Children and Young People’s Services (compulsory) **STAGE 2:** • Young People and Society part one: SEN and Inclusion (compulsory) • Effective Intervention, Safeguarding and Integrated Working in Children and Young People’s Services (compulsory) • Research Methods – Childhood and Youth and Education (compulsory) • Young People and Society part two: Diversity and Pluralism (compulsory) • Transitions for Children, Young People and Families (compulsory) • Work Based Learning in Children and Young People’s Services (compulsory) **STAGE 3:** • Innovation, Leadership and Management (compulsory) • Children and Young People Dissertation (compulsory) • Social Justice and Equality (compulsory) • Empowering, Creative and Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Children and Young People (compulsory) • Work Based Learning in Children and Young People’s Services (compulsory) Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

University of Northampton

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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 75%
Student score 68% LOW
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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.6k MED
Graduates who are welfare professionals


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


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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