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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 2021
  • School – School of Education, Language and Psychology

Tuition Fees

    UK 2022 entry £9,250 per year full time

    International 2022 entry £12,750 per year full time

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 and EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

UK and EU 2020 entry

The tuition fee for 2020 entry onto this course is £9,250 per year for full time UK, EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

For UK, EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students studying part time, the tuition fee for 2020 entry to this course is £4,265 per year.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.


International (non-EU) 2020 entry

The tuition fee for 2020 entry onto this course is £12,750 per year for international (non-EU) students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Due to immigration laws, international students on a Student Visa must be studying full time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages. 

Placement year funding

If you choose to take a placement year, and your course offers it, you can apply for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan for your placement year. How much you are awarded is based on the type of placement being undertaken and whether it is a paid or unpaid placement.

Funding your course

Additional costs and financial support

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.


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 pages.


View our accommodation pages 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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