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BSC (HONS) Child & Adolescent Psychology

Start Date Length Attendance Campus Course Code
27/02/2017 3 Years Degree Programme (flexible timetables) Stratford Campus HOUBAF0030 Apply Now

What is involved?


Are you interested in working on a professional basis with children and young people? If so this degree will provide you with a major step forwards. This course is also suitable for those already working with children and young people who wish to further their skills and knowledge. This British Psychological Society accredited degree is also mapped against the core skills and knowledge identified by the Children's Workforce Development Council. More information about the modules studied on this programme can be found here.


Full time the course last three years. Part time the course lasts six years. Students can start the course either in September/October or February/March


British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited. The BPS commended the applied focus of the programme, including employability skills and the clear and focused strategy for widening participation with psychology in the local area and widening diversity across the student body.

Validated by The Open University. The OU commended the programme team for their good work with a diverse student population.

Read the Course Specification here.


What will my career options be?

The course prepares you for working with children and adolescents, for example in residential childcare, play work, schools, local authorities, the youth justice system and a variety of child and youth care organisations such as the Prince's Trust, Child line and so on. To gain a professional qualification you can progress to postgraduate study, for example in youth and community. This course will also help you on the path towards becoming a child or adolescent psychotherapist.

By enabling you to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, this degree will provide you with a major step towards a career as a chartered psychologist in clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health, occupational or sports and exercise psychology.

Psychology students proceed into a variety of careers. Three months after graduation two thirds of psychology graduates are in paid employment with another quarter undertaking postgraduate study. Most work in teaching, industry, social services, the media, information technology, computing, marketing and government agencies, with about a fifth ultimately gaining employment as professional psychologists. In order to do this students would need to gain professional accreditation with the British Psychological Society and take further specialist professional courses (source:

Students interested in researching their career options should check with BACP , , and BABCP , for the latest information and guidance.

What is the cost?

The course is £6,000 per year for full time study, or £3000 per year for part time study. More information about fees and the grants and loans available.

The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.


What do I need?

No prior study of psychology is required for entry to this course. Applications from students with a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged and supported.

Students are offered a place on the basis of: 160 UCAS points OR Access Diploma OR Level 0 Preparatory Course  OR Interview/Diagnostics OR Professional Standing

Students with under 200 UCAS points, or accepted on interview, and without level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics will normally be excepted to successfully complete additional study in academic English and numeracy in their first year.

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