Cardiff and Vale College

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

Childhood Studies

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Course summary

If you would like to work in childcare, or if you’re employed and are keen to further your career, this course teaches the full range of skills for working with children and young people from birth to 18 years. It is the ideal route into professional childcare, teaching or other work with young people, and provides both classroom-based study and practical experience. With strong links to local employers, the course will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people working in the childcare sector and provides excellent opportunities for employment or further study. As part of the course you will be expected to spend some time in an educational environment in order to gain practical experience. This course is franchised by the University of South Wales

Course details


You will study the following modules: • Leading Work in Children and Young Peoples Services • Study Skills for Higher Education • Introduction to Research • Applying Theory to children and young people’s holistic development. • Leadership and Inclusion within childcare practice • Curriculum Matters • Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing • Advanced Practice in Children and Young Peoples Services • Play and Leisure • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Assessment method

Written coursework, individual / group presentations, an employment practice portfolio and work based assessment.

How to apply

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Barry Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Childhood Studies at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS