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

    18 Sep 2023

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.

On completion of your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer your course. This can be to either:

There’s no need to repeat any modules if you do decide to transfer.

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

  1. Placement opportunities
  2. Study abroad options
  3. Opportunity to role play with professional actors
  4. Specialist facilities

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.