Courses at UCEN Manchester combine a variety of teaching and learning activities including seminars, lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and independent work individually as well as in groups.
In addition, these primary teaching and learning methods may be supplemented with field trips, work placements, guest lectures, presentations and group activities as applicable to each subject area.
UCEN campuses have libraries equipped with computers and printers for students which can be used in addition to the classrooms and course specific workspaces such as technology suites, workshops, laboratories and artistic/photographic studios.
As well as the software available to students on campus computers such as SPSS the Adobe suite, students are also able to use Microsoft Office remotely from their own laptops and access course materials using the Virtual Learning Environment.

Openshaw Campus
Part Time
4 years
September 2021
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.
Academic requirements:

• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded)

• 64 UCAS points based upon a relevant full level 3 diploma in the subject area.

• Diploma in Childcare / CACHE or BTEC or equivalent level 3 qualification

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

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Children's and Young People's Development (20 credits)

Creating Inclusive Environments (20 credits)

Longitudinal Study (20 credits)
Level 4 Level 5

93% Coursework 87% Coursework
7% Practical 13% 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.

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

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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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