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BSc (Hons) Integrated Children and Young People's Practice

Summary 2015/16

  • Build upon your existing skills and enhance your employability in the expanding Children’s Workforce, enabling you to work across professional and traditional boundaries and meet the challenge of perpetual change;
  • Equip yourself with a detailed understanding and experience of multi-professional working;
  • Develop skills in reflective practice and enhance your ability to analyse and evaluate in a systematic manner directly from experience.

This is a Level 6 conversion programme, giving you the opportunity to progress from a foundation degree (or equivalent) to an honours degree in a relevant subject.

To support the challenges of the Children's Workforce reform, this conversion degree has been developed to give you the opportunity to develop additional skills, knowledge and competencies within the new integrated children's services.

You will enhance your skills in critical analysis and research with the ability to recognise how that information can be interpreted and applied to future working situations. The programme also provides an opportunity to enhance your skills in reflective practice and learn to work across professional and traditional boundaries, meeting the challenges of perpetual change.

If you want to progress your career in a range of settings in early years, children's or young people's services, this is the course for you.

Location: Edge Hill University
Course Type: Conversion Degree
Attendance & Study Mode:
1 year: Full Time
2 years: Part Time
Start Date: September 2015

2015/16 Entry Requirements

You are normally required to demonstrate 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent, i.e. you should have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrated Practice (Early Years and Children or Young People), or other relevant foundation degree or DipHE, for example a DipHE in Nursing.

How do I apply?

Apply directly to Edge Hill University.

Download the application form (pdf) and notes for guidance (pdf).

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Faculty Website

Faculty of Health and Social Care


What will I study?

There are two subject specific core modules on the programme, ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People’ and ‘Health and Wellbeing in Children and Young People’.

These modules are directed towards those who work with children and young people in educational, social or health care settings. One module focuses on Every Child Matters and the current safeguarding agenda to enable children to reach their potential, the other covers the major determinants affecting the health economic and social well-being of children, young people and their families. You will address inequalities and explore interventions aimed at tackling such inequalities to ensure that the best outcomes are afforded to children and young people.

You will also study a compulsory research module, learning the research methodologies and skills required to complete a core dissertation.

The programme is completed with a 20 credit module chosen under the direction and guidance of the programme leader from across a range of faculty and institutional modules.

How will I study?

You will learn through a variety of methods, including seminars, lectures, work-based learning and tutorials.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a module team which consists of senior lecturers with comprehensive experience within a variety of health, community and other social contexts of children’s services, together with staff who are research active within the subject area.

How will I be assessed?

As you progress through the assessment process you will develop increasing levels of skills in analysing and critiquing the literature. You will acquire research methods and an ability to recognise how that information can be interpreted and applied to future working situations.

Assessment will be undertaken through assignments and a seminar presentation, further developing your communication and public speaking skills.

What are my career prospects?

This programme provides a valuable qualification and additional knowledge and skills for people wanting to progress their career in a range of settings in early years, children's or young people's services.

It is an equally valuable professional development programme for if you are already working in these areas and wish to enhance your future career prospects.

Further study at Edge Hill University

A Great Study Environment

The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country, the innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building provides outstanding teaching and learning resources, including leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

The faculty is home to a thriving research culture which includes a series of staff and student conference programmes, guest lectures and seminars, as well as active research groups.

Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for full-time study on this conversion degree are £9,000 for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2015/16.

Tuition fees for part-time study on this conversion degree are £75 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2015/16. 120 credits are required to complete a conversion degree.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2015/16, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2015/16 guide for your intended mode of study:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual's professional and employment experience (also referred to as 'experiential learning').

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Where can I find out more?

If you would like to receive a copy of our prospectus or be kept updated about forthcoming events, contact Course Enquiries by emailing or calling 01695 657000.

If you want to attend one of our open events held throughout the year, visit to book your place.

You will also find Edge Hill University staff at many national careers fairs and UCAS events.

Still want more?

If you have any questions you would like to ask the programme leader about this course, please contact:

  • Toni Bewley, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
  • Tel: 07734086655
  • Email:

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HUG3263 Research Methodology (20 credits) enables you to develop an understanding of the research process. The module will also familiarise you with the nature and variety of research methods together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision-making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining both the positive and negative aspects of both approaches, in order to determine how each approach can be seen as equally valuable and often complementary.

HUG3113 Protecting Children and Young People at Risk (20 credits) provides you with the opportunity to critically reflect on and evaluate child protection policy and practice and seeks to develop skills and knowledge in enhancing practice development. You will critically analyse government policy and the law in relation to protecting children, evaluating evidence, with a particular emphasis being placed on collaboration, communication and partnership working, across organisational and professional boundaries.

HUG3114 Health, Economic and Social Wellbeing in Children and Young People (30 credits). The major social determinants affecting the health, economic and social well-being of children and young people and their families will be explored within this module. Interventions aimed at tackling inequalities to make sure the best outcomes are afforded to children and young people are also examined, enabling you to meet the five key outcomes outlined in the Every Child Matters Agenda.

HUG3100 Dissertation (30 credits) will focus on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by you and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of the literature related to your specific area of study and then apply critical analysis to the existing literature and make recommendations that will improve service provision.

You will select one additional module, negotiated with the programme leader, chosen from the Faculty of Health and Social Care's portfolio (20 credits).

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