City College Norwich

BA(Hons) Childhood Studies (top-up)

City College Norwich

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This course is a full cost course which means that unfortunately there are no reductions in tuition fees if you are unemployed or in receipt of benefits.

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Course programme

Summary: This one year top up from a Foundation Degree offers skills for those who would like a career working with children or young people.

Course description: This programme will suit people who are looking for a career in, or are already working, with children and young people. Many of the students who take this programme are working in nurseries, schools or special needs schools, such as learning support assistants.
This course enhances practice and facilitates professional progression through the acquisition of transferable skills, such as reflecting in and on practice, working collaboratively and effectively as a team member, and conducting research using appropriate tools and methodology. Study of this programme will enable you to analyse ethical and professional conflicts that arise in practice and to develop the ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in your own existing or prospective settings.
The programme is taught through group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, practical based research and guided independent study.
All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation. The UEA is a UK top 20 and world top 150 university.
Level 6 modules

Communcation and leadership. Explore the ability to understand and evaluate processes and techniques for managing people in childhood settings

Supporting additional needs. Offers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of issues related to policy, provision and practice within the field of additional needs

Creativity and critical thinking. Explore and evaluate the place that creativity and critical thinking have in childhood

Contemporary issues. The opportunity to study current issues and developments relevant to childhood professionals

Disseration. Research and develop a project in a relevant subject of childhood care/ education

Entry requirements: Most applicants will progress from the Foundation Degree in Early Years. For students from other courses there will be mapping of the modules to ensure that there is a close match.
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is:

•ELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

Or GCSE English A*-C

Or equivalent qualification. Please contact the Advice Shop for advice and guidance
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.

Objective: This programme will enable you to gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the theories and principles which underpin childhood studies and to analyse trends and strategies relating to current practice. The programme is built around child development /care and work based modules.

Assessment: This programme is assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, individual presentations, creative workshops, video/DVD recording, field research, use of ICT equipment and software, seminars, portfolios and examinations.

Academic progression: The programme could also open up opportunities for post-graduate study leading to other qualifications, for example in teaching. You can progress to a PGCE or SNITT  course to enable you to gain QTS, or to a management role in the care sector.

Career progression: Graduates from this programme can expect to access a wide variety of careers, including management of  settings and local authority work in support of  children or teaching.

Course fee per year: £7 500.00

Costs: Please see our Higher Education funding page for details of support available.
For international students, please contact our International Student Adviser  in the first instance. We also recommend you take a look at our International Students webpage.

Additional information

Attendance type: CampusVenue: Norfolk HouseSt AndrewsAttendance pattern: DaytimeCourse code: F0107UCAS course code: X310Education level: Higher educationStudy mode: Full timeHow to apply: UCASSector subject area: Child Development and Well BeingDuration: One year

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