Childhood and Youth Studies (Top Up) (UCAS:T16Y)

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

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BA (Hons)
Subject Area
Childhood Studies
Age Group
University and Degree Level

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Get the skills, knowledge and qualification you need to work at a senior level in the Education sector, with children from 0-19, with this BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies (Top up). Designed for both students and staff, it will help you follow a rewarding career path in a variety of sectors, including early years, private or voluntary, within the youth and community sector, or in pupil referral units.

Focus on the development of children and youths through the curriculum from birth to nineteen, covering international approaches, reflecting on practice, studying theoretical perspectives and exploring the impact of social policy.

Reflecting on the growing demand from government to have more teacher-led educators educating children of today, you'll critically analyse how theory links to practice and build the essential skills necessary for a successful career in education.

You may be required to complete a satisfactory interview.
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

The course is run in a classroom environment, allowing you to share your ideas and reflections with your peers. You will also receive tutorial support and sessions focused on wider areas in lifelong learning throughout your course. In addition, you will be advised to gain experience within an educational setting.

Examples of assessments on the course include:

• Presentation
• Written assignments including essays, reports and reflective journals
• Reflective journals and accounts on your practice
• Viva Voce
• Dissertation

Successfully complete this BA(Hons) top up degree, and you can advance onto further courses of study on a variety of academic and professional pathways, including a number of Post Graduate (Masters) Programmes and Work-Based Vocational awards, like a PGCE.

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There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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