City College Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Childhood Studies

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Course summary

TEF Gold

City College Plymouth has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This Foundation Degree provides an opportunity for individuals who are interested in working with children and young people, from birth to teenage years. The course will explore a range of diverse topics from adversity and inclusion, and health and well-being to theories and enabling learning environments. You will develop your theoretical knowledge which will then be put into practice with mandatory attendance of paid employment or voluntary placement. Your placement needs to be supportive and encouraging and provide you with opportunities to undertake review and evaluative activities of practice, policies and procedures.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants will be asked to complete a fee assessment. This allows us to confirm an applicant's nationality, immigration status and residency to correctly assess fee status. Applicant's will be asked to include copies of the relevant pages of their passport, any letters from the Home Office confirming immigration status in the UK and any other relevant documentation (copy of visa stamps, marriage certificate, etc.).

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7450 Year 1
England £7450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7450 Year 1
Scotland £7450 Year 1
Wales £7450 Year 1
Channel Islands £7450 Year 1

Additional fee information

DBS clearance required (available through the college if not already obtained at a cost of £22).
Childhood Studies at City College Plymouth - UCAS