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Childhood Studies

Course Code: UF6308, UX6309
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Two days a week (one day if part-time) 9.00am - 4.15pm

What's it all about?

This course is an ideal pathway for anyone looking to study with students at a range of ages, ethnicities or backgrounds in an enriched learning environment. The course provides a high level of pastoral support, especially for those who have not been in education for some years. Included in the course are study skills and master class sessions, which directly contribute to skills in academic writing and social and cultural engagement and opportunities.

Course information

The degree includes the following subjects:

  • personal and professional development
  • constructs of childhood
  • discrimination and inclusion
  • learning environments
  • theoretical perspectives
  • safeguarding
  • working in partnership
  • critical social policy
  • contemporary issue
  • health and wellbeing
  • leadership and mentoring
  • developing skills for research.

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above to include English and Maths. 48 UCAS tariff points including a full level 3 qualification. Any applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Students will be required to undertake a DBS check.

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

This Foundation Degree can enable you to progress onto:

  • the Level 6 Community and Public Services Management (Healthcare) Degree at City College Plymouth
  • or the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies or Education Studies Degree at the University of Plymouth, which could then lead to PGCE or masters Programme.

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.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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