NPTC Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Childhood Studies

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies is a two-year, full-time Higher Education programme that will suit students who wish to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children. This includes nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors. The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies - top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: play worker, child/family worker, support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.


Modules May include: Research Communication and Partnership Theories of Development Play and Leisure Curriculum Matters Safeguarding Children and Young People Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Advanced Practice in Children and Young People’s Service Champion Equality Diversity and Inclusion Leading Work in Children and Young People’s Services. In order to fulfill the course requirements, learners are expected to gain voluntary or paid employment in a setting with children or young people working a minimum of 600 hours over 2 years.

Assessment method

You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment.

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

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

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