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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for you if you have an interest in working with children and young people, but have not yet decided which professional avenue you wish to choose. It provides an educational programme which will prepare you for a range of occupations and/or further professional training courses in education, early years work, youth work, learning support and other occupations related to children and young people. The course offers the opportunity to study core aspects of childhood and areas of underpinning knowledge essential for those planning to work with children and young people, such as safeguarding children and young people, working with families and ensuring children’s health and well-being. A range of optional modules drawn from relevant parts of the School’s undergraduate programme will also be available.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Additional requirements are as follows: Relevant professional experience in primary schools or early years settings. You must be able to communicate in standard spoken and written English. Medical and criminal clearance records checks for suitability to teach. We arrange these during the application process. You should also have one of the following totalling a minimum of 240 UCAS points: A minimum of 2 Advanced GCE awards or equivalent. BTEC National Diploma (with at least three Level III merits). AVCE double award. A vocational A level. Completion of a Foundation Course in early childhood or a related educational area.
  • Academic Title
    BA Childhood Studies
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    Year 1

    Development and Learning
    Children, Families, Education and Society
    History, Policy, Welfare
    Safeguarding Children and Young People
    Youth Justice and Children and Young People Rights
    Practical Skills for Placement and Entitlements

    Year 2
    Core modules:

    Researching Education
    Inclusive Education and Cultural Diversity
    Language and Language Development
    Placement Working and Children

    Option modules:

    Children’s Literature in Education
    Education and the Media
    Safeguarding Children/Child Protection
    Curriculum Issues and Ideologies
    Options for EYPS status

    Year 3

    Optional placement year

    Year 3 full-time/Year 4 sandwich

    Core modules:

    Dissertation
    Schooling, Childhood and Family Support
    Health and Well-being
    Current Issues and Major Theories

    Option modules:

    Education and Popular Culture
    Managing and Leading in Education
    International and Corporation Education
    Ethnic, Power and Practice

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