Foundation Degree Childhood Studies
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Health, Care and Early Years
19 September 2022
Entry requirements vary to enrol on this course. Age and previous experience will be taken into consideration.
Requirements may include a minimum of 3 GCSEs, Grade C or above, (including Maths and English Language or equivalent) and usually at least one of the following:
- 48 UCAS points - UCAS tariff calculator https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
- Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.
In a nutshell
Study the professional aspects of working in childcare, from communication with colleagues to legislation and children's rights. You'll learn all aspects of childhood, from children's health and development to education and play.
This course is for you if...
...you want to take the next step in your career
...you want to obtain formal qualifications at degree level
...you want to expand your skills, knowledge and experience in childhood studies
What will I be doing?
This course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you'll need to successfully work with children of all ages. You'll also develop personal qualities such as flexibility and motivation, which are invaluable in the workplace and for further study.
You'll be assessed through a range of assignments and practical activities observed in your setting.
This course is currently due to be revalidated, and therefore module changes may occur.
What is expected of me?
You will need to secure 300 hours of work placement, which can be either gained in paid employment or as a volunteer.
You'll be expected to commit to at least 20 hours of independent study time at key points in the year.
You'll attend college for one full day with an afternoon start per week.
Industry experience will also be considered.
What comes next?
With the skills and experience that you develop on this course, you can work in a range of childcare areas.
After successful completion of the foundation degree, you can automatically progress onto the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Childhood Studies at the University of South Wales.
Learners at the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone have the additional option to study for the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Working with Children and People qualification, which is required for sector skills recognition in this area.
This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.
The UCAS code is: LX53
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team