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Working with Children, Young People and Families

BA (Hons)


Typical offer for 2020


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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

112 UCAS tariff points to include 64 points from two A-levels or equivalent.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS Tariff of 112 — there are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details). UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus:

  • Introduction to the Social Sciences

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of 50%

Learning and assessment

You will explore 
the theoretical underpinnings of work
 with children and families, with a focus on synthesizing theory and practice. You will study communication, childcare law, modules in Sociology and Psychology, and will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in an optional Learning from Practice module in year 2.

You will undertake modules that explore the social policy and legislative backdrop in relation to children and families. You will explore issues around confidentiality, information sharing and interagency working. You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies working with children and families including children’s centres, children’s social care, schools, the police and the health services.

Professionals in this field are encouraged to develop skills 
in direct work with children and families and you will be introduced to a range of practice skills and learn hands-on techniques to work with children including the use of play, art and role play. Throughout the three years of the degree, you will be encouraged to develop into a reflective practitioner.

This degree pathway is suitable for anyone already working with children and families, or for anyone leaving secondary education and wanting to start a career in working with children, young people and families.

Study support

Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally. 

We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment. 

Our support services include: 

  • Personal tutors 
  • Disability services 
  • Counselling services 
  • MyBradford student support centres 
  • The Students’ Union 
  • Chaplaincy and faith advisers 
  • An on-campus nursery 
  • Halls wardens 

We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus. 

Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills. 


All teaching staff are research active, and our research informs our teaching.

We bring a variety of experiences of children and families work including fostering and adoption, family and parenting support, child protection and childcare law.

We also bring a huge variety of other skills and expertise, including using art as a therapeutic tool with children and families and skills in other direct work activities.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.