Education and Childhood Studies

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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This popular degree is ideal for those interested in working with children and young people in informal and formal education settings. The course: has a long history of providing a well-respected, successful and alternative pathway into mainstream primary teaching via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE – Primary Education) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET – Adult and Further Education) keeps options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people is predominantly geared towards working with children between the ages of 3-13 years of age combines academic study and work experience draws upon theoretical perspectives from a wide range of disciplines including education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice considers educational policies, processes and perspectives relating to the statutory requirements of early years’ curricula and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum in both England and Wales covers factors which impact on the wellbeing and learning dispositions of children and young people You can also choose to study this course as a foundation BA (Hons) Education and Childhood Studies (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: 7X64 Why not come to one of our informal drop-in information sessions? Staff from the Education Department will be available in The Study between 4.00pm and 6.00pm to discuss this programme. Drop-in sessions take place in The Study weekly on Wednesdays. Please see dates and register your interest at or drop in on the day.

Course details


Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the course is designed to build upon your knowledge, skills and experience of work within educational settings. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Year 1 offers students a broad introduction to some of the main disciplines which underpin education and childhood studies. The key philosophy is that in order for children to learn, practitioners must understand the developmental stages and needs of children and young people. MODULES: Development of Children and Young People Protecting Children and Young People Development of Literacy and Numeracy Introduction to ALN/SEN Play Academic Development and Reflective Practice YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Year 2 builds upon the modules studied at level 4, considering different subjects of the national curriculum, as well as examining more closely some of the social and emotional factors that impinge on children and young people’s learning. MODULES: Inclusion and Diversity Skills for the Workplace Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being Curriculum (3-7 years) Science, Technology and Creative Thinking Research Methods YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Year 3 builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students selecting a childhood/education topic of their choice to undertake a small-scale research project within a child/education setting. MODULES: Promoting Positive Behaviour Teaching and Learning Techniques Curriculum (7-14 years) Special Educational Needs Research Article The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used, including essays; reports; case studies; observations; micro-teach; design and make activities; portfolios; lesson plans and evaluations; presentations; research proposal; journal article; conference posters. These varied assessment strategies help individuals to develop a range of transferable skills required for work within education and child settings. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. The programme is delivered by supportive, well qualified and experienced staff who come from a range of education, child and community backgrounds. The programme team constantly look for ways to offer additional opportunities to students, linking into staff expertise and interests. For example, additional training workshops/events have been included: supporting children with loss and grief; child protection; outdoor learning; careers preparation (including advice for entry onto PGCE). Staff are actively engaged in research, publishing and external examining work at other universities. The programme has an effective tutorial system, including a named personal tutor for students in each year of study. • Year 1 (Level 4) (12 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 12 hours a week private study) • Year 2 (Level 5) (up to 12 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 12 hours a week private study) • Year 3 (Level 6) (up to 9 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 15 hours a week private study) Placement forms part of the programme at each level of study: Year 1 (20 days); Year 2 (25 days); Year 3 (20 days). You will be expected to mirror the working hours of the staff within the placement setting you attend.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX310
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or Welsh Language if Welsh is your first language (Grade C or above), GCSE Mathematics or Science (Grade C or above)

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Experience of working with children/families within the UK

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
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Education and Childhood Studies at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS