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University of Northampton

Childhood and Youth (with Foundation Study)

UCAS Code: L591

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

P3,P3,P3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

or CCCC

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Social work

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance, no matter what their educational background. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for the BA Childhood and Youth, The University of Northampton can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA Childhood and Youth programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework that will help you develop the subject knowledge and academic skills you need in order to successfully progress to the full award.

The Foundation Study Framework provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills used by professionals working in the area of Childhood and Youth. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist Childhood and Youth modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). The fee for the Foundation Study Framework is £6300; thereafter standard fees apply.

- Based on the evidence available, the 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.

- 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).

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- Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

Modules

**FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK:**

You will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study Framework. These are:

• Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.

• Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.

These modules are delivered alongside two 20 credit Level 4 modules from your programme: Development, Health and Learning and Introduction to Childhood and Youth.

Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of BA Childhood and Youth, in which you will receive further support through:

• Subject Studies 2: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT/ literacy/numeracy skill sets required by the programme.

In the remainder of Stage One, you will take one further 40 credit module and two 20 credit modules taken from the BA Childhood and Youth.

**STAGE TWO:**

• Young People and Society part one: SEN and Inclusion

• Effective Intervention, Safeguarding and Integrated Working in Children and Young People’s Services

• Research Methods – Childhood and Youth and Education

• Young People and Society part two: Diversity and Pluralism

• Transitions for Children, Young People and Families

• Work Based Learning in Children and Young People’s Services

**STAGE THREE:**

• Innovation, Leadership and Management

• Children and Young People Dissertation

• Social Justice and Equality

• Empowering, Creative and Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Children and Young People

• Work Based Learning in Children and Young People’s Services

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.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Presentations

• Practical projects

• Online assessments

• Written and oral assessments

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Early Years and Education Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate
290

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

94%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare professionals
13%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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