Childhood Studies at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Childhood Studies Degree is aimed at those who intend to work, in the field of childhood and youth services or education, or for those who work within these fields who would benefit from more classroom teaching than the Foundation Degrees. It is aimed at people who are passionate about children and young people, enjoy working in settings where they are and are person-centred. The degree enables students to work in a placement in a relevant setting and combines academic knowledge and practical experience, to enable students to support children and young people. A range of themes are covered and delivered by highly experienced tutors. This allows students to acquire knowledge and develop skills in areas and disciplines such as: child development, safeguarding, leadership and management, and education. The placement allows students to gain valuable work experience. Working in the sector offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on both individuals and the wider community. Most students choose this option to enhance their career opportunities further. Previous graduates have progressed to careers in management, SENDCo roles, pastoral work in educational settings, social care and community work, family outreach services and youth justice work. Many students progress to further professional qualifications to pursue careers in teaching (Primary, Secondary, or Further Education in Colleges) or social work. Possible employment as: Teaching Assistant Pastoral Support Support Worker Early Help Worker Family Support Worker Learning Mentor Youth worker Postgraduate qualifications to gain possible employment as: Further Education Lecturer Primary School Teacher Early Years Teacher Family Support Worker Social Worker Play Therapist Course runs for 3 years full time ,12 hours a week. You will attain 120 credits during each year of the programme. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website . Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.


Students will complete the following modules: Level 4: Year One Holistic Child Social Policy, Effective Teamwork, The Reflective Student, Professional Practice, Curriculum Studies. Level 5: Year Two Leadership and Management, Safeguarding, Speaking and Listening, The Critically Reflective Student, Supporting Children's Wellbeing, Research Theory and Practice. Level 6: Year Three Multiagency and multi-professional Practices with Children, Global Perspectives on Childhood, Dissertation, Current Issues. Elective: Children, Young People, Families and Crime Elective or Pedagogic Practice.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations and portfolios. Typically each unit has two forms of assessment attached to it. Assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.Upon successful completion of the course you will receive BA (Hons) Childhood Studies awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Whilst applications are considered on an individual basis, offers are usually based on a requirement to have: 64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for interview) Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject Other related level 3 qualifications 4 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above, including maths and English Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area Related work experience will be considered in the absence of level 3 equivalent qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students need a current enhanced DBS certificate, issued within 12 months of the start of the course. This may be applied and paid for at enrolment. DBS currently costs £48.50.
Childhood Studies at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS