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University College Birmingham

Childhood

UCAS Code: X313

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

Entry requirements


You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for BTEC learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE / IGCSE English language and maths grades A*-C or grade 9-4 or Functional Skills Level 2.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

UCAS Tariff

96

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Child care

- **Course Snapshot**Our Childhood Studies degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will give you the academic knowledge to succeed in this constantly evolving and highly rewarding field of work. You will gain an in-depth understanding of childrens social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs and lots of practical experience.- **Whos the course for?**This course is perfect for students seeking to go into a diverse sector where careers include working as a primary school teacher, a nursery owner or manager, a social worker, or specialising in working with children with learning difficulties.- **Why should I study the course?**Childhood experiences shape our lives, and this degree will allow you to play a key role in helping young people on a journey that can be challenging, surprising and enriching. Supported by our experts, you will get the opportunity to turn theory into practice during a variety of work placements, including nurseries, schools and special schools.- **Great. Tell me some more**You will learn about the key characteristics of childhood and how to meet the needs of young children. This will include researching ways to help children develop and grow by creating new learning opportunities such as play-based learning. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the wider issues surrounding childhood development, such as social trends and the impact of legislation.With our help, you will be encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career plan by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. For your final project, you can research a topic that is relevant to your personal interests or future employment.- **So what modules will I study?**Year 1: Professional Practice in Childhood Studies, Academic Skills (SEHC), Introduction to Curriculum, Pioneers and Practice, Principles of Professional Practice and Employability and Working with Children 0-5. Year 2: Communication, Language and Literacy, Multi-agency Practice and Child Protection, and Research for EnquiryEarly Years Pathway: Child Development and Creativity & PlayPrimary Pathway: Pedagogy and the Primary Curriculum and Learning and Development. One Option From: Children and Society, Childrens Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour and Individual Differences, Managing People, Developing Multimedia Learning Resources, Mathematics and Science in the Curriculum and Enterprise and Start-up StudiesYear 3: Contemporary Issues in Social Context, Equity and Inclusive Practice, Professional Engagement or Research Project. One option from: New Media Literacies and Learning, History of Childhood, Enhancing Employability for Professional Practice, Understanding Management, Healthy Communities, Managing Mentoring or Philosophy of Education.- **Do I need to buy any equipment?**Students enrolling on these courses will be subject to screening (the procedure will be initiated by UCB). All students will be required to pay 44 for a DBS check in advance of enrolment.- **What skills will I gain?**You will learn about the key characteristics of childhood, how to meet the developmental needs of young children and how to create new learning opportunities. You will develop skills for working with children and other professionals within the childrens workforce sector. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the wider strategic and philosophical issues and social trends in the childhood sector.- **What about the future?**The course will give you the confidence and skills to move into a wide range of areas in the childrens workforce, where there is strong demand for trained staff with practical skills and relevant experience. Our graduates have gone on to work in child-related organisations in education, welfare, leisure, advocacy and counselling. Many go on to further study to become:- Teachers- Nursery owners/managers- Social workers - Counsellors

Modules

Year 1: Professional Practice in Childhood Studies, Academic Skills (SEHC), Introduction to Curriculum, Pioneers and Practice, Principles of Professional Practice and Employability and Working with Children 0-5.

Year 2: Communication, Language and Literacy, Multi-agency Practice and Child Protection, and Research for Enquiry

Early Years Pathway: Child Development and Creativity and Play
Primary Pathway: Pedagogy and the Primary Curriculum and Learning and Development.

One Option From: Children and Society, Children’s Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour and Individual Differences, Managing People, Developing Multimedia Learning Resources, Mathematics and Science in the Curriculum and Enterprise and Start-up Studies

Year 3: Contemporary Issues in Social Context, Equity and Inclusive Practice, Professional Engagement or Research Project (SEHC).

One Option From: New Media Literacies and Learning, History of Childhood, Enhancing Employability for Professional Practice, Understanding Management, Healthy Communities, Managing Mentoring or Philosophy of Education.

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
£9,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education and Community - BA/BSc

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
high
Child care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Welfare professionals
40%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Child care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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