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BA (Hons)

Children, Schools & Families (Graduate Practitioner)

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Would you like to work with children, young people, and the services that support them? Our BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families is the course for you.

Why study with us

  • You’ll have the opportunity to complete a Paediatric First Aid certificate and to follow the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies (ECGPC) route alongside your degree.
  • Ranked in 1st in the North West for Research Quality in Childhood & Youth Studies and in the top 3 in the North West for Graduate Prospect Outcomes in Childhood & Youth Studies (Good University Guide 2023)
  • 92% of students find this course intellectually stimulating – National Student Survey (NSS) 2022.

What you'll do

  • Placements link what you’ve learned with real-world experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • When you arrive, you will be allocated a tutor who will oversee your progress and support you throughout your degree.
  • Alongside compulsory modules, our range of optional modules explores topics such as disability, gender, drugs and social pedagogy.

Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner

From September 2022, students studying on this course will also be able to work towards attaining a professional practice award that qualifies the student as a Level 6 Graduate Practitioner with Children. The ECGPC meets the statutory requirements for practitioners working with children under 8 years old in early years settings, schools, social care, working within family support.

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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Future careers

Our graduates work across the spectrum of children and young people’s settings, including children’s centres, schools, national charities, nurseries and family and community support.

Academic expertise

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Social Work, Care and Community located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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