Overview

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.

Location
Openshaw Campus
Attendance
Part Time
Duration
2 years
Start
September 2022
Awarding Partner:
Sheffield Hallam University
You will be taught by a team of fully experienced teacher educators with a wealth of knowledge from the childcare sector. All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and Doctorate qualifications in Education. Our staff maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and within the industry of education.

• Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in the vocational or academic subject area.

• GCSE’S (grade A*-C or equivalent) in both English and mathematics (or be prepared to work towards)
If you wish to pursue a career in this area it would be beneficial to have appropriate work experience.

The course is particularly suitable if you have work experience and/or qualifications in industry, including early education, STL level 3 or HLTA level 4 and many other vocational areas

We understand that not all applicants may have these and encourage you to contact us to discuss further options available.

Year 1: Historical and International Perspectives (20 credits)


Year 1: Professional Reflective Practice (20 credits)


Year 1: Social Policy (20 credits)
Level 6

75% Coursework
25% Practical
To download the Tuition Fees information for 2020-21 please visit: https://ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk/study/fees-and-finance/he
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All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing

If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work.

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.

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All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.


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