Gower College Swansea

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Childhood Development Practice

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Course summary

Franchised from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen Campus. The Foundation Degree in Childhood Development Practice provides you with an opportunity to achieve a degree which combines work-based activities and academic study. It is designed to be completed in two years and is largely work-based. On graduating, students have the opportunity to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Early Years Education and Care at UWTSD.


Course Delivery This course is delivered over two academic years. In Year 1, you will attend college on a Tuesday (3.30pm-9pm) and a Thursday (3.30pm-9pm.) You will be required to undertake work-based learning in year one and two, for example- working with Children or Young People aged 0-18years in a school, nursery, seasonal care, flying start groups, comprehensive schools or Further Education. Level 4 modules (year one): • Academic skills for Students • Theories and Development • Work based practice in Children and Young Peoples services • Safeguarding Children and Young People • Children and Young People's health and well-being • Working with Children, Young People and Families (Principles) Level 5 modules (year two): • Multilingualism , Multi- Thinking • Children and Young People with Additional Needs: Inclusion • Enhanced work based practice in Children and Young Peoples services • Research methods in Education and Care • Leading work in Children and Young Peoples services • Media and Digital Literacy

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous and is largely work based.

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

A Level 3 Diploma Pass in a related subject e.g. Cache Level 3 will be accepted. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found at https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/academic-office/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

For the placement element of this course, it is likely that you will require a DBS check which costs approximately £44.


Due to the placement elements of this course an interview will be required.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

A DBS check may be required for your placement which costs £38 There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e: •travel to and from college, or placement •photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks) •printing and binding •gowns for graduation ceremonies * College Bursary - a bursary of £1000 can be received (criteria apply) see website for details

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Childhood Development Practice at Gower College Swansea - UCAS