Children and Young Peoples Education

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About the course

This course offers you the opportunity to top up your early years or education foundation degree qualification to a full honours degree. The course aims to further advance your skills, knowledge and understanding to lead and transform your own practice and that of others.

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How to apply

What you will study

  • You will engage with theory and research drawn from an interdisciplinary approach
  • Specifically, you may draw on the fields of education, health and welfare, sociology, psychology, geography, history, children’s rights, law and justice, political and economic science, anthropology, social policy and philosophy
  • The course is embedded in a socio-cultural perspective of children, families and their wider communities and in particular the interrelatedness of children’s development and learning as culturally, as much as biologically, determined


  • You will complete one summative assessment task for each 20 credit module (4,000 words)
  • The assessment tasks aim to develop a range of practitioner characteristics through a varied approach and as such are likely to utilise the following assessment methods: case studies, reports, reflective commentaries on focused observations, essays, presentations, appraisal of professional practice, analysis of issues which arise out of work experience, reading or seminars, self-evaluations, examinations, pedagogic documentation, artefacts

Entry requirements

  • 240 credits gained from studying on a relevant foundation degree
  • GCSEs in English and maths - grades A* - C / 9 - 4 (or equivalent)
  • There are no professional placements as this is an employment-based course that includes work-related learning tasks
  • Enhanced DBS clearance

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course

Moving forward

  • Masters Degree
  • Employment in the early years and education sector

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