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Course summary

(Subject to Approval) This course is a top-up to convert the FdA Early Years Care and Education, FdA Teaching and Learning, FdA Education and Childhood, FdA Working with Children, Young People and Families, Diploma in Education and Training (DET), or similar Level 5 qualifications into a full Honours Degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you have previously acquired, whilst further developing your understanding of working practice. The programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge base and capabilities to excel in your chosen profession or alternative graduate opportunities. This is achieved through module content that is specific to particular areas of practice, which is then interpreted and developed through collaborative seminar discussion. You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications during your studies. The course is multidisciplinary in nature and studies of the complexities of contemporary childhood, youth and family life. You will study children and young people’s development in an ecological context, drawing upon a range of influential factors such as psychology, education, welfare, sociology, politics and economics. You will analyse and critically evaluate the processes that shape childhood and young people’s lives, exploring topics that cover the changing nature of childhood, ethical principles in relation to working practice and young people’s rights.


The BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies is currently under development. The taught modules cover a range of contemporary issues impacting on the lives of children and young people. The research dissertation module enables students to undertake a piece of extended research on a topic of their choice with the field of education, social care and community support.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To progress to a top-up programme you will be required to hold 240 credits from a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Childhood and Youth Studies (Top-Up) at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS