Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Working with Children, Young People and Families

This course gives you the expertise to work effectively with people of all ages. You’ll learn in a variety of settings, helping the people you support achieve their full potential.

Working with Children, Young People and Families

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Your studies will start with a clear focus on local contexts. As you progress, you’ll learn the skills to address national and global issues and discover how complex contemporary society is and the impact it has on us all.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Undertake role-play with trained actors as part of your training. They’ll take on the role of vulnerable people and you'll be able to learn from their video diaries and blogs.
  • Practice your skills in a safe, controlled environment and reflect on your learning
  • Gain real life, practical skills and have access to a rewarding career.

The social care sector is growing. It gives you employment opportunities working with children, young people and families.

You’ll be given the chance to undertake an international volunteering placement in your second and third years. Previous students have volunteered in India, South Africa, Finland and the US, working with people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

You'll share modules with students from related courses. This helps you to learn about the different areas of social science. It also teaches you how specific environments and situations are handled.

Why study Working with Children, Young People and Families at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students on BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  2. Fantastic placement opportunities - enhance your expertise, build a network and grow your experience working with local services
  3. Study abroad option - support communities beyond Leeds with study abroad opportunities throughout your degree
  4. Practice in realistic environments - role-play with professional actors to develop your skills and practice
  5. Access specialist facilities - including simulated sessions to support the development of your essential skills prior to real-world practice

*National Student Survey 2023

BA (Hons) Working with Children & Young People - student experience Hear from mature student Latoyah about why she chose to study at Leeds Beckett University, and about her experience of volunteering in youth offending as part of her studies.