Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Childhood Education

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Course summary

FdA Childhood Education is an exciting opportunity for you to study education provided for children aged 0-11. Vocational practice is central, allowing you to make real links between theory and practice, whilst ensuring that there is appropriate academic rigour to enable you to progress on to the final year of a Bachelor degree course. Progression routes at Truro and Penwith College include; BA (Hons) Education and Training, BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies and BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science. You will be introduced to a wide range of topics associated with childhood education including some of the more complex issues surrounding children and education today, a number of which relate to the National Curriculum and The Early Years Foundation Stage. This programme has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work within your chosen specialism area. It is also a platform from which you can undertake additional academic and in some instances professional vocational qualifications. The course has also developed strong links with local primary schools meaning that some of our students have successfully found relevant and stimulating vocational practice placements during and after the course. Graduates are suitably prepared to pursue careers in primary school teaching, childcare management and nursery supervision.

Course details


First Year The Psychology of Teaching and Learning Professionalism and Interpersonal Relationships Theories of Childhood Education Professional Practice (Compulsory Placement) Curriculum, Curriculum Planning and Age Phase Transition Special Educational Needs and Disability Second Year Education and Society Alternative Learning Environments Curriculum: English & Mathematics Curriculum: Science and Technology Critical Professional Practice Educational Research Modules may be subject to change in 2021.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Childhood Education at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS