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Integrated Children & Young People’s Practice BSc (Hons)

Develop skills in reflective practice and enhance your ability to work across professional and traditional boundaries, as part of the Children’s Workforce, on this conversion degree.


Course length: 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start dates: September 2024
September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Subject(s): Health and Social Care
Faculty: Health, Social Care and Medicine
Department: Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing

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.

What you'll study

There are two subject specific core modules on the course, ‘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 healthcare 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 wellbeing 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 course is completed with a further 20 credit module which enables you to explore areas such as the current safeguarding agenda, legislation around vulnerable children and young people, or leadership styles and management processes.

Compulsory modules:

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Health, Economic and Social Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Protecting Children and Young People at Risk
Research Methodology

One of:

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Negotiated Learning Shell
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

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

You can expect to receive your timetable at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day or evening of the week.

How you'll 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.

Who will be teaching you

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.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

To join this course, 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 to apply

There is an online application process for this course.

Please choose the application form for your preferred intake date and mode of study.

Apply for September 2024 Full-Time

Apply for September 2024 Part-Time

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If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine offers outstanding facilities for the education and training of health and social care professionals.

The contemporary teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces.

Where you'll study

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


for the course

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 120 credits

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see our EU student finance page for further details.

Your future career

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.

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