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If you have completed a Foundation Degree or diploma in Childhood & Youth or similar, and you are ready to take the logical next step towards gaining a full honours degree whilst continuing in employment, then this course is designed for you. You’ll get an insight into effective management and leadership within the children’s workforce whilst developing your appreciation for complex factors that prevent children from reaching their potential. The learning opportunities you’ll receive will be unique as you study alongside others working or volunteering in a variety of children’s services. Whilst studying on this course you will have the opportunity critically to evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. The course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner, and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice, and contemporary issues (such as current political and social trends). In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development toward becoming a leading practitioner within the children and young people’s workforce. Our BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Childhood & Youth is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services are provided for 8– 19-year-olds. Whilst studying for this course you’ll remain in employment, or as a volunteer, throughout the duration of the course. This course is suitable for staff in local authorities, schools, the NHS, voluntary and third sector who use group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work as part of their role; particularly those working with children, young people and adults often identified as hard to reach. This course allows you to study and continue to work. It is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services are provided for 9 – 24-year-olds. Students undertaking the course remain in employment, or as volunteers, over the academic year in the same manner as the Foundation Degree. The Progression Route offers opportunities to critically evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. This course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice and contemporary issues such as current political and social trends. In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development as a leading practitioner within the children’s workforce. There is a variety of assessment methods which are spread out throughout the academic year. These include a peer-led seminar, essay, a group discussion, portfolio and research report. All assessments allow you to reflect on your practice and theory as you evidence your learning. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/profstudcy/
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
You will normally have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study such as Education. However, if you have alternative qualifications please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email [email protected] Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a school or college for at least 12 hours a week and have three years of experience in a voluntary or paid role working with children or young people.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Entry Test 2. Written Test at interview
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|