BA Childhood Studies

Further Details
Course Code
LP51332
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, 3 Years1 day delivery of taught hours per week 9am – 8pm (day TBC)Students on this course will be required to undertake periods of placement and self study additional to taught hours.
Department
Childcare, Healthcare & Social Care, Teaching, Assessing & Education
Start Date
20 Sep 2022
End Date
20 Jun 2025

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Course Overview
This programme will be delivered through a combination of online and face to face sessions to suit your individual needs, subject to us being able to work within the Welsh Government guidance and legislation to ensure the safety of you and our staff.

We will also continue to support those with additional learning needs remotely.
Please note that where work placements are not able to be fulfilled for safety reasons we will adapt modules to include work related projects in a way that will still develop your work based skills.

Our degree in Childhood Studies will allow you to explore a diverse range of areas that are pivotal to children’s lives and will equip you with the skills and expertise necessary to work in a range of child-related professions. Whatever direction you choose, this Childhood Studies degree from Aberystwyth University will give you a solid foundation of the knowledge and understanding, along with the critical and evaluative skills that employers are looking for.

Modules Year 1

Policies and Issues in Education
Children's Development and Learning
Key Skills for University
Play: Theory and Practice
Language Development
Partnerships: Principles and Practice

Modules Year 2

Psychology of Thinking and Learning
Working with Children
Safeguarding and Professional Practice
Literacy in Young Children
Making Sense of the Curriculum
Research Methods

Modules Year 3

Critically Reflecting and Evaluating Learning and Skills
Children’s Rights
Mathematical Development in the Early Years
Emotional and Social Development
Major Dissertation

Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.
The course material will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive tutorials, visiting speakers and workshops. Audio recordings of lectures are made so that you can listen again at exam time, or catch up if you are ill. Visiting speakers add to the variety of presentations. Modules are assessed through a variety of approaches which may include examinations, essays, projects, bibliographic exercises, evaluation of resources, posters and presentations. Examinations do not account for more than 50% of the marks in any modules. In the third year, your dissertation will allow you to conduct your own research project into a topic of your own choice, under the guidance of a member of staff. It will require library-based study, a critical interpretation of sources, and a small-scale empirical investigation. Where possible, assignments are marked electronically and you will be given feedback and pointers for improvement for every assignment and examination. Student support is available from your own Personal Tutor, the module tutors and academic skills librarians throughout your studies.

Placement is a required element in Years 1 and 2 as your practice will be linked to module content and assessment. Covid regulations are in place in the case that Covid-19 disrupts placements.
112-96 UCAS Points

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Police check is required for this course.
Data demonstrates that studying Childhood Studies at Cambria will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills sought by employers in a range of relevant sectors. In recent years, students studying the Childhood Studies Degree at Coleg Cambria and/or Aberystwyth University have confidently moved into careers within the field of teaching and education (including ALN/SEN), social care, nursing, speech therapy, social work, child welfare, play therapy, the leisure industry, child law, and childhood research. We will actively support our graduates to move on to study at Primary PGCE level or to take a Masters, and the close partnership with Aberystwyth University means that those students opting to go on to higher level study can find pathways via Aberystwyth University, too. The wealth of core childhood-specific skills and other, more generic skills that you will develop during your degree can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. The department additionally encourages students to seek work placements activity and focused careers support to help source the right work experience opportunity to start profiling your career direction. You will be able to show a comprehensive understanding of major learning theories; respond critically to contemporary arguments; reflect upon your own practice as a working professional; evaluate the aims and impact of social policies; and consider the subject from multiple positions, such as from gender and cross-cultural perspectives.
£9,000 per annum

UCAS Code: X320

Travel costs to and from a work placement are to be covered by the student.

Equipment and / or uniforms may need to be purchased for some courses. See attached equipment list for more information.

For September 2022 starts we are offering a £1,000 bursary* for all current Coleg Cambria students who study this degree course.
* Bursaries will be awarded in two instalments, to students
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