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Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Children’s experiences during their early years create the foundations of who they become. As they mature into young people, their development is shaped by their environment, education and relationships. This course equips you for a career where you can have a positive impact on children and young people at the most important stages of their lives. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Working with children and young people is also about supporting them through the multitude of transitions they make towards adulthood. We investigate the distinctive but everyday situations that children and young people experience in different aspects of their lives such as education, leisure, work and families and the potential impact they can have on the child and young person’s potential outcomes. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? Our BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies paves the way for you to work with 0-19-year-olds in a variety of professional roles. You’ll gain practical, intellectual and leadership skills which will take you far in a sector which offers immense personal satisfaction. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, and work-based activities. You’ll also have placements in either early years, primary, secondary, or tertiary education. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theory to your practical experiences. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You will spend two days per week on placement, gaining invaluable practical experience in a variety of settings and enjoy the chance to travel abroad and view education from different cultural perspectives. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Our graduates are now pursuing successful careers as teaching assistants, teachers, inclusion officers, family support workers, counselling, careers guidance, nursery managers and learning support practitioners. RELATED COURSES BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year Early Childhood Studies (Joint Honours)
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 15 at Level 2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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