Central Bedfordshire College

Child and Family Studies Central Bedfordshire College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire


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Course summary

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This course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the essential aspects of child development and welfare and equip you with the skills required to provide high-quality services for children, young people and families. Their rights, and the belief that they have equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, feature strongly throughout the course. You will apply knowledge to current practice and your studies will have a strong vocational orientation, with 'real' practice issues informing the curriculum and your work.

You will be expected to be employed or volunteering with children or young people for a minimum of 14 hours per week. You will have a work-based mentor to support you with your studies over the next two years. The course is set within the context of current events, research legislation and policy.

Course details


During the course you will: • Develop extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of child development and child care service provision, • Understand various related theoretical perspectives and how these are linked to and inform policy and practice in the area of childcare, • Cultivate independent thinking and creative and innovative approaches to working with children, young people and families, • Develop a sound working knowledge of childcare legislation, and current government policy and initiatives.

Areas of study you may cover on this course include: • Child observation • Beliefs expectations and language of youth • Social policy and families • Multi-agency working • Applied psychology for child and family studies • Management and organisational theory.

How to apply

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
A Pass is accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Maths grade 4 (C)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,165 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

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