Childhood studies is an exciting field drawing on knowledge from psychology, sociology and psychoanalysis. Early childhood experiences contribute to formative development and affects children for the rest of their lives. The modern world presents a wide range of new and challenging experiences for children, including constant access to media, wider cultural diversity, cyber-bullying and larger school numbers. This course prepares students to enter a career working with infants and children, whether in education, health care or children’s services, and make a positive contribution to these formative years Successful students may choose to progress to the BA (Hons) (Top-up) Early Childhood Professional Studies, a one-year top up programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full Honours Degree award.
Year 1 Supporting Children’s Development Learning Within Early Childhood Policy and Practice in the Early Years Continuous Professional Development Portfolio (WBL) Year 2 International Perspectives in Early Years Education Research Practice in the Early Years Working Together to Protect Children Continuous Professional Development Portfolio (WBL)
You will be assessed through coursework which includes essays, reports, case studies, research reports and portfolio work.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
You must be 18 years or over by 31 December in your first year of study. You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject. You must also have a commitment to continuing professional development in the early years sector. You will also have to attend an interview prior to joining the programme and complete a written answer of 300 words outlining why you want to study on the degree programme and complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). To apply to Level 5/year two, you must have 120 credits at Level 4 in a child care foundation degree or equivalent.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6900||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6900||Year 1|
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