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.

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

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2019-20 £9,250 per year

    International 2019-20 £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)

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website. York St John offers special reductions to students graduating from York St John University Undergraduate degrees in 2019 and continuing directly onto Postgraduate study. Find out more about discounts and scholarships. There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.


Tuition fees

Home / EU students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Overseas students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,750 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Funding your course

Additional costs and financial support


Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.


For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.


View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.


Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

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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