Childhood Studies

City College Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth
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Course summary

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This programme has been designed with key employers within the region to ensure the provision gives students the skills required for employment within the sector. The Early Years sector has seen a number of changes in the last 10 years leading to new priorities and areas of development. This programme will explore topics such as Safeguarding, Child Health and Wellbeing, Diversity, Working with Families, Alternative Teaching and Learning, Radicalisation and more. Our onsite Nursery provides opportunities for students to further finesse professional skills as well as providing an environment to work with other students. Collaboration is promoted within the college wherever possible encouraging students to work across programmes and share their knowledge and expertise.

Course details


The course includes the following subjects: personal and professional development, international contexts of childhood and families, discrimination and inclusion, learning environments, theoretical perspectives of development and learning, safeguarding, working in partnership, health and wellbeing, government strategies and policies, reflective practice/leadership and management.

Assessment method

Assessment will be through essays, case studies, reports and research, which are directly linked to your professional practice and ongoing reflection.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3700 Year 1
England £3700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3700 Year 1
Scotland £3700 Year 1
Wales £3700 Year 1
Channel Islands £3700 Year 1

Additional fee information

DBS clearance required (available through the college if not already obtained at a cost of £22).

Provider information

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City College Plymouth
Kings Road

Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01752 305786

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Whether your exam results didn’t quite go your way, or you are only just deciding you’d like to start a university-level course this September, come and talk to us about it. We are offering drop-in sessions on Thursday 16th August 2018, Friday 17th August 2018 and Monday 20 August 2018. Alternatively, you can also speak to the team by calling our Clearing hotline on 01752 305786. Lines are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 16, Friday 17 August and Monday 20 August and from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 18 August.

Course contact details

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Higher Education Advice Team

01752 305786

Childhood Studies at City College Plymouth - UCAS