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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Education and Childhood Studies (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 7X64

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or Welsh Language if Welsh is your first language (Grade C/4 or above), GCSE Mathematics or Science (Grade C/4 or above)

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Childhood studies

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.

Modules

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 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The Education foundation year will introduce students to the theories of Child Development and how they can be applied and evidenced in practice. Students will be given an overview of the concept of health and wellbeing in the early years and the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for children. You will gain a theoretical and experiental basis of the necessary skills to work with children, young people and families.

MODULES

Introduction to Child Development
Introduction to Health and Well-being
Introduction to Counselling
Introduction to Childhood and Youth Studies
Working with Children, Young People and Families

YEAR 2 (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.

MODULES:

Development of Children and Young People
Development of Literacy and Numeracy
Protecting Children and Young People
Play
Constructions of Childhood and Childhood Education
Academic Development and Reflective Practice

YEAR 3 (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.

MODULES:

Inclusion and Diversity
Skills for the Workplace
Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being
Curriculum (3-7 years)
Science, Technology and Creative Thinking
Research Methods

YEAR 4 (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.

MODULES:

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.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used, including: essays; reports; case studies; observations; micro-teach; design and make activities; portfolios; lesson plans and evaluations; presentations; research proposal; journal article; conference posters.

These varied assessment strategies help individuals to develop a range of transferrable skills required for work within education and child settings.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The programme is delivered by supportive, well qualified and experienced staff who come from a range of education, child and community backgrounds.

The programme team constantly look for ways to offer additional opportunities to students, linking in to staff expertise and interests. For example, additional training workshops/events have been included: supporting children with loss and grief; child protection; outdoor learning; careers preparation (including advice for entry onto PGCE). Staff are actively engaged in research, publishing and external examining work at other universities.

The programme has an effective tutorial system, including a named personal tutor for students in each year of study.

Year 1 (Level 4) (12 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 12 hours a week private study)
Year 2 (Level 5) (up to 12 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 12 hours a week private study)
Year 3 (Level 6) (up to 9 hours a week module contact; 1 hour a week tutorial; an average of 15 hours a week private study)

Placement forms part of the programme at each level of study: Year 1 (20 days); Year 2 (25 days); Year 3 (20 days). You will be expected to mirror the working hours of the staff within the placement setting you attend.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services
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