Health and Care Professions

Childhood and Youth Studies

BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR26077FT


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.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2022

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

You’ll 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. They all 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 English Language and Mathematics A* to C or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded

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.

Non-academic entry criteria
All applicants will be expected to be either working in the sector or be in a position where they can acquire voluntary or paid work in the sector. The work in the sector should equate to a minimum of 60 hours over the programme of study.
Applicants will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. This is a legal requirement to enable applicants to work with children. This Enhanced DBS will need to be in place prior to commencement of the course and the DBS check and process will be organised by UCEN Manchester (irrespective of whether the applicant currently holds an existing Enhanced DBS certificate) during enrolment, registration and induction in line with the attached policy Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks for Learners Policy and Procedure . The DBS application fee will need to be paid for by the applicant.
An Enhanced DBS will disclose all criminal convictions and cautions ever received including those that have been spent. Where a criminal conviction or caution is disclosed during the application process, the relevant UCEN Manchester Safeguarding and DBS policies and processes will be applied in assessing your application.
Where you are subsequently offered a place on the course, the course leader will provide you with the appropriate advice and guidance in relation to career options after graduation. Where an applicant is offered a place having gone through this process, it remains the responsibility of the applicant to acquire the requisite amount of placement hours in order to complete the course.

You’ll 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. They all maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and within the industry of education.

Level 6

75% Coursework
25% Practical

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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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.

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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