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Undergraduate course

Development & Education of Children & Young People Top-Up

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The Development and Education of Children and Young People BA (Hons) Top-Up is a contemporary qualification combining theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This is a great chance to improve your knowledge and employability.

York campus

  • UCAS Code – D1BAWWCWT (Full-time) | D2BAWWCWT (Part-time)
  • Duration – 1 year full-time | 2 years part-time
  • Start date – September 2020
  • School – Education

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2020-21 £9,250 per year

    International 2020-21 £12,750 per year

Course overview

Areas of study include a variety of disciplinary and ideological perspectives relating to childhood development and education, research informed practice and development of reflective practice. The course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with occasional Saturdays) at no cost to your employer.

Studying this programme you will integrate existing knowledge, experience and skills with those acquired through engagement with the wide range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies. The course is intellectually stimulating and rewarding. It will provide you with opportunities to reflect on your professional role and explore the relationship between research and practice. Values, issues and concepts pertinent to the development and education of children and young people will be debated to give you a better understanding of the contexts children, young people and families experience.

This programme provides you with a balance of academic study and work based learning.There are four themes which are embedded throughout the programme; research and innovative intervention; employability; reflective professional practice and promotion of graduate attributes.

Course structure

Level 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Participation and voice 
  • Global perspectives relating to children, young people and families 
  • Ethical issues relating to children, young people and families 
  • Dissertation: children, young people and families 

Optional Modules:

  • Understanding care 
  • Counselling, coaching and mentoring skills 
  • Promoting social justice 
  • Leading and managing in the workforce 

All modules are worth 20 credits (except Dissertation which is worth 40 credits)

Apply for this course

You can apply directly to the course via our ‘Apply Now’ links. Please select the variant of the course that you intend to undertake (e.g. full-time or part-time) as the link will take you to a customised form for the specific course. You will need to create a login and password and complete the online form. Please contact two referees in advance of submitting your application as an automated request will go out as soon as you submit, and your application will not be reviewed until both references are in place.

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