Foundation Degree Childhood Studies

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
11 September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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:

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... want to take the next step in your career want to obtain formal qualifications at degree level 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.

Year 1 - Level 4 Modules

  • FC1D005 - Leading Practice within Services for Children and Young People (LPwSCYP) - Portfolio
  • PE1S047 - Study Skills for Higher Education
  • FC1S018 - Introduction to Research with Children and Young People
  • FC1S020 - Applying Theory to Children and Young People's Holistic development
  • FC1S017 - Leadership and Inclusion within Child Centred Practice

Year 2 - Level 5 Modules

  • FC2D029 - Advanced Practice in Children and Young People's Services (APCYPS) portfolio
  • FC2S013 - Curriculum Matters
  • FC2S036 - Children and Young People's Health and Well Being
  • FC2S037 - Play and Leisure
  • FC2S029 - Safeguarding Children and Young People

What is expected of me?

You will need to secure 100 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.

Additional information

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

Where can I study Foundation Degree Childhood Studies?

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 11 September 2024

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team