Practice Experience with Children and Youth (840CY)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module provides the unique opportunity to gain practice experience in the context of a public, private or voluntary sector organisation serving children and/or young people. Practice experience may involve direct work with children and young people or it may involve supporting an organisation through advocacy, administration or development work (i.e. grant writing, fundraising).

You will be supported by the module convenor, and via peer support through regular group tutorials offered in the Spring term. The assessment for this module involves writing a final placement report and an essay comprising a case study of an area of practice observed on placement. By the end of the module you will have acquired new in-depth understanding of an area of child or youth-centred practice, and be able to critically evaluate professional practice and communication using theory and research.

To undertake this module, you will be required to satisfactorily complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to attending their placement. International students will additionally be required to obtain a recent criminal record certificate from their home country. A list of admissible certificates can be found on the UK Government webpages.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 117 hours of contact time and about 183 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.