What will I learn?

This course is aimed at those who wish to work with children, young people, families and communities in the contexts of education, social work and welfare and youth and community work. Explore child development, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, as you gain academic and practical knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families.

The course is aimed at equipping you to make a real difference and a positive impact in the lives of the groups identified. Teaching and learning on the course brings together practical experience, theory and research knowledge. The course will support you to develop the highest levels of professional competence and advocacy on behalf of children and young people in local, national and global contexts.

  • Learn from staff with professional practice and research experience
  • Study areas informed by research at the forefront of work with children, young people, families and communities.
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge preparing and upskilling you in careers working with children, young people and their families
  • Explore the complexities of children, young people and family services

A range of appropriate and effective assessments will enable you to demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The assessment methods used across the course include: - Written assignments - these will vary in style and will include essays, reports, reflective accounts as well as other written tasks that we will prepare you for. - Examinations: These will be a range of multiple choice computer examinations at level four demonstrating subject knowledge. Throughout your three years there will also be a number of in-class tests allowing you to apply and use the theory and knowledge that you have gained through your studies. - Oral and Poster presentations that demonstrate verbal and presentation skills through sharing information and knowledge with others in innovative ways.

The course equips students for roles and career progression in education, social work and social welfare, family and youth and community work. Our graduates are equipped to understand and apply their knowledge of key theories, debates and the latest research to inform practice. Our focus on employability throughout the degree course means that we support you in developing a portfolio of practical skills that will enhance your career prospects. Graduates from this course can move on to professional accreditation courses to become a teacher, a social worker or a JNC accredited youth worker or undertake further academic study at Masters level.

Which department am I in?

School of Applied Social Science

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,200.00 (US$ 17,891) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


Luton Campus

Park Square,


LU1 3JU, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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