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Course snapshot Childhood experiences play a major part in shaping all our lives, and working to help children and their families is a hugely rewarding career. With UCB's 'flexi-learn' Childhood Education Studies Top-up (Online) course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to succeed in this constantly-changing field. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the complex psycho-social, physical, emotional and cognitive needs of children and enhance a range of communication skills to boost your prospects for a variety of career pathways. Who’s the course for? For anyone interested in the childcare sector, this course will suit you if you have previously studied a relevant subject and would like a flexible approach to study that you can fit around your working commitments. Why should I study the course?
- You will develop and enhance the employability skills and knowledge needed for a diverse range of careers working with children and their families.
- Our online course offers a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to enhance your knowledge and skills while maintaining full or part-time employment.
- The course offers a range of option modules, enabling you to study specialist fields relating to your preferred future career pathway. You will also explore a research topic relevant to your interests through a dissertation project.
- Contemporary Issues in International Contexts
- Equity and Inclusive Practice in Education
- Children's Voice
- International Perspectives of Childhood
- Teaching - Online part-time route
- Dissertation module (40 credits), which runs throughout the year
- One compulsory 30 credit module, which runs in semester one
- One compulsory 30 credit module and a 20 credit option module in semester two.
- 'Live' webinar sessions where students can meet module teaching staff online
- Video/text discussion forums where students can meet and work together
- A minimum of three 'live' classroom sessions (which will be video-recorded for posterity)
- Weekly interactive learning and teaching content
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How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
- **Transferring from another university** At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. - **What do I need to do?** To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> **https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply** Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
Entry requirements Normally, applicants require a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits. If you have any queries, please email: email@example.com
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English language requirements
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|