Undergraduate study
 

Course overview

This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College and Hartlepool College of Further Education. You develop learning and competence for the Integrated Youth Support Services in roles such as learning mentors, youth support workers, education welfare support staff and Connexions personal advisers. The degree reflects the development of new ways of working and established good practice, especially among the young people who live in the area of the Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The programme aims and outcomes are defined in the Department for Education specification. The overall aims of the programme are to:

  • provide you with a substantial knowledge base appropriate to undergraduate study
  • provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and values relevant to working with young people
  • enable you, once you graduate, to be competent in an enhanced role in your work with young people
  • equip you with a qualification which can provide progression to the third year of an honours degree programme
  • develop your ability to understand critically and apply the principles of evidence-based practice
  • develop your ability to respond to change in your personal and professional capacities and contexts, and to develop strategies for change in your work with young people
  • establish habits of independent learning for the lifelong development of competence and understanding
  • develop your intellectual autonomy.

 

Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Childhood and Youth Development

Principles and Values for Effective Practice (WBL)

Relationship Building and Effective Communication

Skills in Practice: Children and Young People’s Workforce (WBL)

Understanding Learning for Inclusive Practice

 

Year 2 core modules

Effective Use of Supervision and Mentoring

Exploring Approaches to Integrated Working (WBL)

Leading and Managing Work with Children and Young People (WBL)

Policies in Practice Contexts

Use of Data for Evidence Based Practice

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

You study part-time at one of the University’s partner colleges in Darlington or Hartlepool.

Darlington college runs this course over one morning and one afternoon per week.
Hartlepool college runs this course over one afternoon / evening per week.

The study comprises working groups, lectures, seminars and substantial work-based learning. Supportive and effective colleagues in the workplace are a major benefit to the study.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a presentation, an essay and a reflective portfolio.


Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia
Find out more about our disability services

Find out more about financial support
Find out more about our course related costs

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should be working with young people, have your employer's support to attend the course (half a day each week) and to learn in the workplace. You need to be able to study at NQF level 4. We interview everyone who is interested in the course.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check) is required for this course.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Find out more about RPL

 

Employability

Work placement

You will need to be working with young people for at least 5 hours a week to collect the evidence required for the work-based modules which constitute half of each year’s credits.

Career opportunities

This course provides a progression route on to our part-time BA (Hons) Working with Children and Young People (Top-up) degree

 
 

Full-time

  • Not available full-time
 

Part-time

From Sept 2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants:
£3,960 (120 credits)
More details about our fees

  • Length: 2 years
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Darlington College 01325 503030, Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295000

Apply online (part-time)

 

Choose Teesside

iPad

Are you eligible for an iPad, keyboard and £300 credit for learning resources?

 

Accommodation

Live in affordable accommodation right on-campus

 

Campus

Study in our town-centre campus with over £270m of recent investment

 

Industry ready

Benefit from work placements, live projects, accredited courses

 

Get in touch

  • Telephone
    Darlington College 01325 503030, Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295000
 
 

Facilities

The facilities available to Education, Early Childhood and Youth students at Teesside University are ideal preparation for a career in education. Students have access to many of the kind of resources that you would expect to find in an educational setting.

 
 
 

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