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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Childhood Practice

UCAS Code: X32A

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Childhood studies

This course is designed for those who are interested in a broad theoretical and practical understanding of childhood. The degree focuses on the steps children and young people take on their learning and developmental journey, and teaches you how to support them along the way. You’ll study the theory of educational policy and practice, alongside an understanding of the holistic world of the child and what childhood as a specific phase of life means.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Experiment with different styles of working with children in a variety of formal and informal settings. Understand the broad theories and policies behind childhood and cognitive development education. Give yourself a solid academic grounding for your future career whilst exploring your strengths and interests.
• A variety of placements give you the experience and confidence needed to apply for postgraduate training.
• At no stage will you be assessed in practice, giving you total freedom to explore your vocation.

**What might I become?**
Many students go on to early years or primary teaching, through a postgraduate qualification such as a postgraduate diploma in Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT), School Direct or PGCE. Other opportunities include community education, integrated services, children’s workforce professionals, care services and social work. Students who find later childhood and informal education interesting can choose to undertake a postgraduate qualification in Youth and Community work.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Childhood Practice at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Modules

Jan Gourd - Course Lead, Childhood Practice;
“We start with a look at psychology and how children see the world before learning about children’s developmental stages and how some children develop at different rates. In your second year you will learn how childhood can be different around the world, study how education and politics mix and undertake a work placement. In your third year you learn how to support young people and families dealing with difficult circumstances, work on the values that will develop you in to a principled professional and complete your dissertation.”

1st Year
Engaging with learning
Introduction to psychology
Childhood practice - ideas, origins and policy
Child development
Speech, language and literacy development
Placement

2nd Year
Pedagogical paradigms
Global childhoods
Thinking and learning
Inter-professional practice and the child’s voice
Placement
Researching education

3rd Year
Culture and values in childhood practice
Honours project (Dissertation)
Placement
Leadership and quality in education
Critical perspectives on the Early Years Foundation Stage
Mental health, lifelong conditions and young people

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a variety of tasks including poster presentations, the making of artefacts, essays and blogs.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of Education

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
0%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
27%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
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