Education and Childhood Studies Glyndwr University, Wrexham


Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

This degree is ideal if you are interested in working with children and young people, predominantly between the ages of 3-13 years of age, in both formal and informal education settings. This popular 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), whilst keeping options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people.

Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the programme considers a balance of education and social topics which draw upon theoretical perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including: education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice. 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 are considered, as are factors which impact on the wellbeing and learning dispositions of children and young people.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

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 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.


Development of Children and Young People
Protecting Children and Young People
Development of Literacy and Numeracy
Introduction to ALN/SEN
Academic Development and Reflective Practice


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.


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 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.


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.
· Development of Children and Young People
· Development of Literacy and Numeracy
· Protecting Children and Young People
· Play
· Introduction to ALN/SEN
· Academic Development and Reflective Practice

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 transferrable skills required for work within education and child settings.


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 in to 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 code X310
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
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

Qualification Offer Further 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
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.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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 for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.