The Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies is a two-year, full-time Higher Education programme that will suit students who wish to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children. 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 criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team. This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student. Typical offer: 2 A Levels at D Grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).
The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies - top-up degree. Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: play worker, child/family worker, support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.
The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment. Modules include: Research, Communication and Partnership, Theories of Development, Play and Leisure, Curriculum Matters, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing, Advanced Practice in Children and Young People’s Service, Champion Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Leading Work in Children and Young People’s Services. In order to fulfil the course requirements, learners are expected to gain voluntary or paid employment in a setting with children or young people working a minimum of 600 hours over 2 years.
You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment.
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