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Childhood Studies

Course Code: UF6308, UX6309

Level: 5
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.00am - 5.30pm (part-time)

About the course

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)

Can you answer ‘YES’ to the following two questions?

Are you passionate about the many diverse and complex issues facing children, families and young people in society today? 

Are you committed to improving the lives and experiences of all children and young people in society?  

If your answer is ‘YES’ then this interesting and reflective degree programme could be for you! 

You may already be working in some capacity as an experienced ‘practitioner’ in an environment which supports the holistic needs of either children and/or young people. However, while you may not hold a current qualification in a related field, but do feel confident that you can demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of such topics –  then this could also be the degree for you.

We will encourage you to source a suitable placement which will provide you with opportunities to reflect both in and out of practice thereby enabling you to engage with those currently working in this sector. Every module studied on this degree will reinforce and or extend your existing knowledge.  We really want you to share your knowledge, ideas and experiences with like minded practitioners on this exciting programme. You will do this via meaningful discussion, workshops and diverse learning experiences.

What you'll learn

The degree includes the following subjects:

  • personal and professional development
  • international contexts of childhood and families
  • discrimination and inclusion
  • learning environments
  • theoretical perspectives of development and learning
  • safeguarding
  • working in partnership
  • health and wellbeing
  • government strategies and policies
  • reflective practice/leadership and management.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points, to include a full level 3 qualification, or T Level pass in an appropriate subject area
  • four GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths.

We also welcome applications from people with equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through essays, case studies, reports and research, which are directly linked to your professional practice and ongoing reflection.

What's next?

This Foundation Degree can enable you to progress onto:

Some of the employment pathways you could enter upon successful completion of the degree include:

  • working in early years management
  • family/community support workers 
  • working to support youth work teams
  • education support roles.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF6308

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £7450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX6309

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3700

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.