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BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families Level 6

For 2020 start

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 6 Children, Schools & Families

This 1 year top up programme builds on your knowledge of working with children and young people across the workforce and will further develop your understanding of the broad range of provision available in the UK and elsewhere. You will examine a range of services, systems, working practices and policies relating to children, schools and families and will cover subject areas such as sociology, psychology, philosophy and education.

The programme will prepare you for working with children and young people by integrating theory and practice in preparation for a rewarding career. The assessment opportunities embedded within the modules provide the ability for you to shape your own programme of study to meet your individual interests.

The programme is offered either on a full-time basis over one year, or part-time over two years. This provides the choice for you to focus full-time on your studies or to continue to work and study by taking advantage of the flexibility of part-time provision. The degree provides the opportunity to not only up-skill to degree level, but also to develop your knowledge in
areas of professional and personal interest. The programme is suited to existing practitioners in the children and young people’s workforce, along with new foundation degree graduates just beginning their career in this sector.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– MA Social Work at University of Plymouth
– International Masters Programme at University of Plymouth
– MA Management at Camborne
– PGCE in Education at at Duchy Rosewarne or St Austell

Possible Careers 

– Children’s Centre Manager
– Community Care Worker
– Family Centre Manager
– Intervention Service Worker
– Early Years Teacher
– Youth Worker
– Family Liaison Officer

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 678L
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

DBS check will be required and students will need to cover the cost.

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Course Documents

BA (Hons) Children Schools & Families Handbook (2019-20)
BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)


Indicative Module Year 1

Core Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Health Inequalities and Intervention
  • Children's Services

Optional Modules

  • Language Learning
  • Outdoor Experiential Services
  • Independent Study
  • Disability: Approaches to Inclusion

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families (top-up)

Start Date



St Austell


1 year full-time

BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families (top-up)

Start Date



St Austell


2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information