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Course summary

Placing you at the forefront of contemporary perspectives and practice in children’s learning and development, this stimulating degree will inspire you, challenge your thinking and equip you with a comprehensive understanding of children and childhood in the middle years (ages 5-11). The programme examines the complexities and challenges of the contexts in which children live, develop and learn, offering international perspectives on children, childhood and education, underpinned by real-life case studies. You will discover what influences and impacts on children’s learning and development and learn how to use a range of technologies to enhance their learning experience. Tailored work-based learning opportunities in each year of study enable you gain experience of working with children across the middle years in different contexts and stand out to potential employers. You will graduate as a children’s practitioner, equipped with the fundamental skills of listening carefully and communicating effectively, able to apply an attitude of ‘unconditional positive regard’ to all aspects of working with children, their families and communities.


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Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of learner-centred approaches, from written assignments, presentations, group work and a research project to the creation of online resources, videos, blogs, electronic portfolios and practice-based tasks. Comprehensive and effective feedback on your work will clearly articulate targets for progression and improvement. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If 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 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 or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Children’s Learning and Development at Edge Hill University - UCAS