Education and Childhood Studies (4 years including foundation year)

Bachelor's degree

In Wrexham

£ 240 + VAT


  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Wrexham (Wales)

  • Start date

    Different dates available

Why choose this course? This degree is ideal if you are interested in working with children and young people, predominantly between the ages of 3-13 years of age, in both formal and informal education settings. This popular course has a long history of providing a well-respected, successful and alternative pathway into mainstream primary teaching via a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE – Primary Education) or Post-compulsory qualification (PcET – Adult and Further Education), whilst keeping options open for a range of other career opportunities that involve work with children and young people.   Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the programme considers a balance of education and social topics which draw upon theoretical perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, including: education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, health and social welfare/justice. Educational policies, processes and perspectives, relating to the statutory requirements of early years’ curricula and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum in both England and Wales are considered, as are factors which impact on the wellbeing and learning dispositions of children and young people.   Based upon a spiral approach to both curriculum and assessment, the course aims to produce graduates who are critically informed about contemporary issues relating to education and childhood studies; graduates who have the knowledge, skills and professional competency required to successfully innovate and drive forward policies and practices within the education and childhood studies workforce.   You can also choose to study this course as a foundation BA (Hons) Education and Childhood Studies (4 years including foundation year) UCAS Code:   7X64




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  • IT
  • Primary
  • Skills and Training
  • IT Development
  • Teaching
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology

Course programme

  • Courses within Childhood Studies/Education at Glyndŵr University ranked second in the UK and number one in Wales for student satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide 2016.
  • Excellent student retention rates (95% in 2014/15) and high level of students gaining 1st and 2:1 classifications (72% in 2014/15).
  • 100% of students applying for PGCE Primary in 2015 were offered a place.
  • Block placements are offered in educational settings in each year of the programme, including Welsh medium and special education.
  • A supportive staff team and academic tutorial system.
  • Articles for international peer-reviewed journals have been jointly produced by staff and level 6 students.
  • Careers event in Year 2 including presentations delivered by Alumni.

Based on a combination of academic study and work experience, the course is designed to build upon your knowledge, skills and experience of work within educational settings.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 1 offers students a broad introduction to some of the main disciplines which underpin education and childhood studies. The key philosophy is that in order for children to learn, practitioners must understand the developmental stages and needs of children and young people.


  • Child Development: Theory and Practice
  • Development of Literacy and Numeracy
  • Protecting Young People in an Educational Environment
  • Play
  • Sociology of Childhood and Childhood Education
  • Academic Development and Reflective Practice

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year 2 builds upon the modules studied at level 4, considering different subjects of the national curriculum, as well as examining more closely some of the social and emotional factors that impinge on children and young people’s learning.


  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Skills for the Workplace
  • Healthy Schools
  • Curriculum (3-8 years)
  • Science, Technology and Creative Thinking
  • Research Methods

Year 3 (Level 6)

Year 3 builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students selecting a childhood/education topic of their choice to undertake a small-scale research project within a child/education setting.


  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Teaching and Learning Techniques
  • Curriculum (7-14 years)
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Research Article

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Education and Childhood Studies (4 years including foundation year)

£ 240 + VAT