The BSc (Hons) in Childhood Studies is a one-year, full-time Higher Education course that will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children and their care. This includes nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors. This is located in the Health, Social and Childcare (HSC) department.
This course is run in partnership with The University of South Wales.
Entry onto top-up courses is through the successful completion of the HND or Foundation Degree (FD) in Childhood Studies with a pass profile. If you hold an HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.
You may progress to a variety of postgraduate childcare related courses, including a PGCE Early Years/Primary Education. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.
The programme will include lectures, seminars, fieldwork, workshop and tutorial sessions. You will usually have to complete written assignments and practical assessments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required. Modules include: The Growing Child, The Learning Child, The Child in Contemporary Society, Dissertation.
You will usually have to complete written assignments and practical assessments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required.