BA(Hons) Working in Integrated Services with Children & Young People (1 year top up degree) | Bolton College

BA(Hons) Working in Integrated Services with Children & Young People (1 year top up degree)

BA (Hons) Working in Integrated Services with Children & Young People (1 year top up degree - part-time)

BA(Hons) Working in Integrated Services with Children & Young People (1 year top up degree)



The BA (Hons) Working in Integrated Services for Children and Young People awarded by the University of West London is a one year course and a progression route that will enable you to build on your skills and knowledge gained as a Level 5 Practitioner in early years or a related field such as play work. This course has been designed to enable you, as a Level 5 Practitioner, to undertake the additional academic study and practice skills development required to enable you to work towards achieving graduate status.

Teaching and Learning

Level 6

  • Safeguarding Children (20 credits)
  • Provision of Services (20 credits)
  • Working with Young People (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through academic essays, literature reviews, written reports, folder of evidence and exercises through the College's Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). Assessment of practical skills is undertaken in the workplace throughout both Level 4 and Level 5 of the course.

An integral part of the course will involve you developing research skills to enable you to investigate and explore contemporary issues related to working with children and young people and the integrated services that support them. You will have an assigned supervisor to support you in developing these skills, which will enable you to complete the final module of the course – the Dissertation.

What qualification will I achieve on successful completion?

On successful completion of the Level 6 modules, you will have achieved a BA (Hons) Degree Working in Integrated Services with Children and Young People

Entry requirements

  • Current Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years or related fields
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent

What can I do with this qualification?

  • Early Years Teacher Graduate Practitioner Pathway (GPP)
  • Graduate Teacher Course (GTP) or Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing pathways
  • Higher level study at Masters or PhD 

Is there anything else I need to know?

Loans are available through the Student Finance England, and, if you enquire, you need to make it clear that this is a one year top up degree.

The course runs one day a week at Bolton College from September to June from 10am to 5.00pm with tutorial sessions embedded within the course.

I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

In the first instance, please contact the Care Services Team on 01204 482 478 or email: Email: You will be sent an HE application form.


One Year: £4,499

For any course queries, please contact:
Care Services
Tel: 01204 482 478

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact:
Admissions Office
Tel: 01204 482 181

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