BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing

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Overview

UCAS Code:L5L1
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time, 5 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Faculty of Health and Social Care
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Rated 100% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018;
  • Explore the holistic needs of children and their families in the context of the wider community;
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of children’s health and wellbeing underpinned by contemporary research and informed by health and social care practice;
  • Undertake a work placement and gain applied knowledge and skills which are highly valued by employers to become an effective practitioner within the Children’s Workforce.

Do you want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of children in the UK and beyond? This degree has been specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work with children in a variety of settings in health education and social care and make a real difference to their safety, health and wellbeing.

You will develop applied knowledge of contemporary issues in childhood including risk taking, health inequalities, adverse childhood experiences and the safeguarding agenda. The programme is taught by academics who have a diverse range of professional experience in the children’s services sector which will enable you to explore ‘real world’ examples. A structured work placement, field trips and a range of activities will enhance your employability in the children’s workforce.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Erin Gurr-Corbett

    BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing
    These experiences have really helped me to create a portfolio of work and have also developed my communication skills and confidence levels.
  • Katherine Mullaney

    BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing
     I gained a lot of practical skills and found that the theory I had covered in class just clicked.
  • Debbie Walker

    BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing
    One of the reasons I chose this degree was because I hoped it would open up a career path for me, and that is just what has happened.
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In Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 provides the basis of the theoretical content of the course. Modules which immerse you in study skills, communication strategies and research methods will prepare you for future academic, personal and professional challenges. You will be introduced to child development and how external factors, including families and communities, can impact on the positive and negative aspects of child health and wellbeing.

During Year 2 you will explore the factors that are considered in the recognition and identification of the vulnerable child/young person, as well as the legal and ethical dilemmas that present in personal and professional life. You will develop your knowledge of current public health issues and health promotion, which will introduce you to the concept of brief interventions, a valuable tool for your future employment. A research module will provide you with the building blocks required to prepare for the dissertation module in Year 3. Optional modules include an introduction to play and playwork, studying exercise, diet and health promotion, and nurturing health and wellbeing in the early years.

In Year 3 you will have the choice of a dissertation module according to your preferences. Positive behaviour support will be analysed, and you will also examine and prepare for your personal and career development. Optional modules enable you to explore topics such as child and adolescent mental health, risk, resilience and resistance, leadership styles and management processes, as well as the journey between deviance and criminality in the children and young people’s sector.

How will I study?

The course is delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will also have access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) resources that are available.

During the final year of the course you will complete a minimum of 20 days on a work placement within the children’s sector and also have the option of choosing a work-based module during Year 2. You will also be actively encouraged to gain either paid or voluntary work experience in the children’s sector throughout your degree to augment your future employment prospects.

There may also be opportunities to take part in additional activities while on this degree. These could include participating in Mental Health First Aid training, as well as training in parenting, in order to further enhance your employability.

How will I be assessed?

All modules contain opportunities for your work to be formatively assessed prior to summative assessment. Summative assessment consists of presentations, written examinations, reflective essays, scenario based assignments, case studies and primary research.

Who will be teaching me?

A variety of members of the Applied Health and Social Care team will be involved in the delivery of this programme. The majority are research active Senior Lecturers in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. Their areas of expertise and knowledge include nursing, health promotion, domestic abuse, nutrition, youth justice, social policy, safeguarding and behaviour support to name but a few.

A Great Study Environment

Students sat in a classroom during a seminar.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.

Modules

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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

FDH1103Child and Young Person Development in the Social Context (30 credits)

Child and Young Person Development in the Social Context will further your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of typical development in children and young people. You will discover how external and internal influences can affect the ability of children and young people to reach their full potential and the key outcomes of Every Child Matters (2003).


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

HUG1137Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills (20 credits)

Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills enables you to acquire key academic and professional skills in your journey to becoming an independent learner. Your academic skills will be enhanced to include note-taking, presentation skills, IT skills, reading of academic articles and the development of a personal portfolio. You will also have the opportunity to explore effective and ineffective communication strategies, self-awareness, resilience and transferable life skills such as time management, assertiveness, negotiation, active listening and problem solving.


Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

HUG1138Introduction to Research Skills (20 credits)

Introduction to Research Skills provides an overview of research methods. The module equips you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the function and application of research to counselling and psychotherapy, including the effectiveness of different models, client issues and groupwork. You will be introduced to both the theoretical and practical aspects of research skills including research terminology, numeric and non-numeric data handling, statistical analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG1184Childhood Nutrition (20 credits)

Childhood Nutrition enables you to explore and identify optimum nutrition for children and young people. The module will enhance your understanding of the factors that prevent and support all children in maintaining an adequate diet. Current issues regarding the nutrition of children and young people, such as obesity and eating disorders, will also be explored.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG1185Family and Community Dynamics (30 credits)

Family and Community Dynamics focuses on the diversity of family structure and dynamics and also examines the configuration and function of communities within society. You will be able to identify the importance of family dynamics and the influence that this has upon children’s outcomes within the family and wider community. The module will enhance your understanding of the positive and negative effects that the wider community can have on individual families.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

FDH2100Legal and Ethical Perspectives (20 credits)

Legal and Ethical Perspectives is a module designed to develop awareness of accountability and accountable practice within the legal, professional and ethical frameworks pertinent to a potential future client base. In addition, the module will encourage you to reflect upon your personal and professional abilities and boundaries and consider the importance of the multi-professional team.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2213Understanding Research (30 credits)

Understanding Research familiarises you with the nature and variety of research methods and data collection techniques, together with the need for an evidence base to guide the decision making process. You will evaluate qualitative and quantitative methods, examining the positive and negative aspects of both approaches in a comparative analysis. A key aspect of this module is the literature review. You will be shown how to develop a literature search strategy, how to find relevant literature using electronic databases and how to appraise the literature you find to identify key themes. Ethical considerations in relation to the development and undertaking of research will also be considered.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2228The Vulnerable Child (20 credits)

The Vulnerable Child recognises the importance of accurate and relevant assessment in identifying the strengths and needs in all children. The module will also analyse the use of the assessment process in order to identify vulnerability and utilise the knowledge and skills of the multi-professional team to ensure the safeguarding and protection of all children.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2342Contemporary Issues in Promoting Health (30 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Promoting Health recognises that in order to support children, young people and their families in making healthy choices, it is essential to have an understanding of the factors that influence child health and wellbeing, as well as an awareness of relevant issues in contemporary public health. This module introduces you to the factors which influence the health of children within their families, schools and communities. Drawing on research, the module examines the evidence-based approaches which are currently used in partnership with children, their families, other professionals and agencies. Law, policy, research and statistics relevant to children and young people’s public health will all be explored.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

You will select one of the following modules:

HEA2077Negotiated Learning Shell (20 credits)

Negotiated Learning Shell allows you to negotiate with academic staff, and the workplace if appropriate, to focus on an area of study of particular interest. This may be for the enhancement of practice or for the development of more in-depth knowledge and skills with particular significance to the workplace and/or yourself.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2102Leadership and Management in the Workplace and Society (20 credits)

Leadership and Management in the Workplace and Society provides you with theoretical frameworks that can be used to discuss and analyse processes, roles and behaviours of leaders and managers within a variety of settings and within society. You will be facilitated to develop an argument that will extend and challenge the contemporary beliefs of the terms ‘leadership’ and ‘management’. You need to understand these concepts in order to develop these skills within the very families and communities with which you are working.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2135The Safeguarding Agenda (20 credits)

The Safeguarding Agenda introduces you to the safeguarding agenda in the wider context, analysis how it is related to child protection development and screening. A questioning approach in appraising the literature and working through scenarios and case discussions will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how to safeguard children and young people.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2136Psychological Approaches to Health and Social Wellbeing (20 credits)

Psychological Approaches to Health and Social Wellbeing critically examines a number of key issues in the application of health psychology to health and social wellbeing. The module is structured around four broad themes: health behaviour, health promotion and disease prevention; the role of individual differences and social factors in health and illness; stress, illness and the health-care system; and health communication and intervention.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2137Applied Health Psychology in Context (20 credits)

Applied Health Psychology in Context focuses on the application of health psychology (theory, research and practice) in a variety of contexts including forensic, occupational, clinical, sport and counselling. The module will highlight key issues concerning structure, policy and practice in the application of health psychology to a range of contexts. You will evaluate the theoretical and methodological contributions made by psychological approaches to health prevention and intervention strategies in applied settings and identify and evaluate the role that health psychologists have in a range of healthcare settings.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2300An Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies (20 credits)

An Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies provides an opportunity to explore the various complementary and alternative therapies available for use within the promotion and management of health. A variety of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed, including yoga, homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, chiropractice, and massage therapy.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2312Introduction to Play and Playwork (20 credits)

Introduction to Play and Playwork enables you to develop an understanding of the concept of play and the role that adults take in facilitating quality play opportunities. Play is a process that is freely chosen by the child and young person. It is personally directed by them and is intrinsically motivated. The role of the adult within play should be one of enabler and facilitator only – i.e. the person who is responsible for the play space and who provides quality opportunities and environments where children can engage in play unhindered and of their own choosing. This module will examine the concept of play, explore different types of play, and analyse the history of play and playwork to understand its evolution.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2314Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion (20 credits)

Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity to look into the health and physical activity status of different population groups. The module will enable you to assist individuals across the lifespan in adopting physical activity, exercise and other healthy behaviours that lead to increased fitness, wellness and optimal health alongside a well-balanced diet. You will explore strategies for promoting sport and exercise participation and reflect upon the influence of physical and social environments on engagement. The aim is for you to develop the knowledge and skills to create and deliver promotional programmes that enhance awareness about healthy lifestyle behaviour, increase health-enhancing behaviours, decrease health risk behaviours and create environments to support a healthy lifestyle.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG2315Nurturing Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years (20 credits)

Nurturing Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years enables you to explore and expand upon your knowledge of holistic development within the early years (conception to five years). You will be introduced to key concepts surrounding supporting resilience and wellbeing in the early years, neuro-biological development, nurturing behaviours, healthy lifestyles, fostering responsiveness to children’s self esteem and confidence needs. There will also be a particular focus on special educational needs in early childhood.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

HUG3101Personal Career Development (20 credits)

Personal Career Development considers and critically reviews your workplace experience by evaluating the links between theory and practice, allowing you to identify and reflect on your own achievement and potential.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

HUG3238Positive Behaviour Support (30 credits)

Positive Behaviour Support examines the behaviour of children and analyses the relationship of this behaviour to work-based settings. The module will explore the various ways that strategies can be utilised in supporting children’s behaviour.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules:

HUG3100Dissertation (30 credits)

Dissertation focuses on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by yourself and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of the literature related to the specific area of study, apply critical analysis to the literature and make recommendations that could improve service provision.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3240Primary Research Dissertation (30 credits)

Primary Research Dissertation focuses on the identification of an area of vocational interest or concern to be identified by yourself and agreed with your supervisor. You will engage in a structured review of existing literature and design and carry out a research project related to your specific area of study. You will apply critical analysis to the established literature as well as the findings from your proposed research and make recommendations that could improve service provision.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select two of the following modules:

HEA3065Negotiated Learning Shell (20 credits)

Negotiated Learning Shell offers an opportunity for you to study a topic or work related issue at degree level. It involves you identifying the chosen area for study, developing and negotiating a learning contract (which will outline the what, how, when, where and why of the study period), as well as the means of assessment to showcase the acquired learning.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3109Safeguarding Children and Young People (20 credits)

Safeguarding Children and Young People focuses on Every Child Matters and the current safeguarding agenda to enable children to reach their potential. In the critical analysis of challenging issues, you will expand your knowledge through the integration of research and theory, tackling complex issues and developing problem solving abilities. Working in partnership, communication and collaboration are central to the provision of specific support and services for children and young people and integration of services is central to the ethos of the module. There is a need to fully appreciate the rights of children and young people in law and this module actively fosters this concept.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3113Protecting Children and Young People at Risk (20 credits)

Protecting Children and Young People at Risk provides you with the opportunity to critically reflect upon and evaluate child protection policy and practice as well as develop skills and knowledge in enhancing practice development. You will critically analyse government policy and the law in relation to protecting children and evaluating evidence, with a particular emphasis being placed on collaboration, communication and partnership working, across organisational and professional boundaries. You will develop your knowledge and critical analysis skills and apply this to practice, fostering a positive and innovative change in culture.


Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

HUG3118Values in Complementary Therapies (20 credits)

Values in Complementary Therapies allows you to explore, experience and reflect upon personal and work-based values which impact upon your personal and professional development within the field of complementary therapies. Self-enquiry and reflective practice is actively encouraged to enable you to identify not only your own core values but provide insight into your personal philosophy and how this impacts on your practice.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3125The Wider Determinants of Overweight and Obesity (20 credits)

The Wider Determinants of Overweight and Obesity will enable you to gain an insight into the issues relating to obesity and being overweight, closely associated with modern society and the wider determinants of health and well-being.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3131Children, Young People, Crime and Deviance (20 credits)

Children, Young People, Crime and Deviance explores the journey between deviance and criminality in the children and young people’s sector as opposed to sensationalising child and youth crime. The module presents a contemporary and realistic picture of engagement in deviance and youth offending. It also explores the transitions from deviance to criminality. The aim is to find patterns in behaviours from which interventions can be identified and their applications considered.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3132Community Development Practice and Praxis (20 credits)

Community Development Practice and Praxis takes your theoretical learning, academic research, personal experiences and observations and translates them into a ‘practical and experiential’ learning opportunity. You will be able to identify the transferable skills that you have developed and recognise how these can be applied within a cross-section of community and family work, employment and further academic study. You will be encouraged to utilise your skills of reflexivity using your personal reflective journals to relate those experiences to theoretical principles and develop the skills of praxis to make changes personally and in practice.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%, Practical(s): Pass/Fail Element.

HUG3135Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (20 credits)

Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities elaborates on the fundamentals of human development, providing you with the opportunity to explore and expand your knowledge of specific developmental needs and disabilities of children and young people. You will critically appraise interventions which are used to support children or young people with special needs and disabilities, evaluate the role of a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and assess the importance of multi-disciplinary working to meet the individual needs of children and young people, analyse the current and historical context of special needs and disability legislation, and critically appraise the importance of wellbeing and holistic support to promote equality of opportunity and diversity within universal and specialist services.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3138Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law (20 credits)

Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law enables you to gain an understanding of current legislation as it applies to contemporary practice with vulnerable children, young people and their families. The module will extend your knowledge of law, ethics and concepts of vulnerability and accountability. It encourages you to critically analyse legislation and to apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles to current practice with children and young people.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3153Child and Adolescent Mental Health (20 credits)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health explores the key concepts that shape child and adolescent mental health issues and services. This will include an exploration of child and adolescent mental health from a psychological, sociological and policy perspective. A particular focus will be on child and adolescent mental health issues and services with reference to the current political and economic climate.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

HUG3154Risk, Resilience and Resistance (20 credits)

Risk, Resilience and Resistance examines the current trends, influences and theoretical underpinnings of risk taking behaviours across the lifespan, complemented by a review of the current strategies for managing risk taking behaviours. The module provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary risky behaviours using psychological, sociological and cognitive perspectives, examining why people are exposed to or choose to undertake risks and how these can be managed with 21st century resources.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

HUG3264Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion (20 credits)

Exercise, Diet and Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity to look into the health and physical activity status of different population groups. The module will enable you to assist individuals across the lifespan in adopting physical activity, exercise and other healthy behaviours that lead to increased fitness, wellness and optimal health alongside a well-balanced diet. You will explore strategies for promoting sport and exercise participation and reflect upon the influence of physical and social environments on engagement. The aim is for you to develop the knowledge and skills to create and deliver promotional programmes that enhance awareness about healthy lifestyle behaviour, increase health-enhancing behaviours, decrease health risk behaviours and create environments to support a healthy lifestyle.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme 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.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. 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 of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria 2019/20

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Entry Criteria 2020/21

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BCC-BBC;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

The children and young people’s workforce is undergoing great change in the current political and social climate and there is a desire to attract graduates who can adapt to a changing environment with flexibility. Graduates of this degree will therefore be able to apply for a variety of roles in children’s services including health, education and social care. The degree is also beneficial for those who wish to progress onto specialised Masters courses, such as social work, or those who wish to train to teach.

Graduates of this programme have also entered careers in school pastoral care, the judiciary system and early years teaching.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2020/21, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 are £12,250 per annum.

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.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 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 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters guide for your intended mode of study.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible full-time UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

23rd January 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

104-112 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2020 entry.

11th January 2019 - Withdrawal of Module

HUG3116 Leadership Styles and Management Process (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 3.

17th September 2018 - Change of Modules

From September 2019 entry, HUG1137 Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills (20 credits) and HUG1138 Introduction to Research Skills (20 credits) replace FDH1100 Essential Study Skills for Undergraduates (20 credits) and FDH1101 Communication Skills (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1.

15th August 2018 - Change to Assessment Methods

A change in assessment methods for module FDH1103 Child and Young Person Development in the Social Context means that part of the assessment for this module now involves a formal written examination.

The previous statement that there are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme has been removed in light of this change.

15th August 2018 - Change of Modules

HUG2342 Contemporary Issues in Promoting Health (30 credits) replaces HUG2229 Public Health and Health Promotion (30 credits) as a compulsory module in Year 2.

15th January 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

With effect from academic year 2019/20 entry, applicants will no longer be required to have at least five GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in order to join this programme.

16th November 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

HUG2124 Community Profiling (20 credits) and HUG2230 The Working Environment in Children and Young People\’s Services (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.

HUG3103 Domestic Abuse (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 3.

25th September 2017 - New Module Added

HUG3138 Vulnerable Children, Young People And The Law (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.