Childhood Studies (BA Hons) - Level 6 Top-up

Course Overview

Enchance your knowledge, skills, and employability by doing your Level 6 in Chilldhood Studies with us.

Delivered at our Altrincham and Stockport campuses, our Level 6 (Top-up) in Childhoood Studies results in a (BA Hons) Childhood degree award upon succesful completion which is validated by Sheffield Hallam University.

You have an option to study full or part time, depending on your preference.

We are renowned for our excellent teaching, student support and facilities, which are consistently confirmed by outstanding student reviews and recommendations. We have always enjoyed high atttainment and completion rates. Over the last 2 years our attainment and completion rates have been 100% thanks to our dedicated staff.

Studying Level 6 Childhood Studies with us will give you access to our expert academic support, empathetic pastol guidance and unparrelled employability advice. There are networking opportunities with friendly peers and the sector, which widens your friendships and partnerships. You will also have opportunities to develop beyond the classroom through extra currricular activities like field trips, student-led charity fundraisers and volunteering. This will develop you into a well-rounded graduate ready for the world of work and prepared to make a difference.

This programme is aimed at those working, or intending to work, in the field of childhood and youth services or education. If you are passionate about children and young people, enjoy working in settings where they are and you are person centred, flexible, and creative and independent, then this is the programme for you. Most of our students who succesfully complete the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies go on to work in Education, Social Work, Youth Work, Childcare and other related fields.

Please note that some career pathways may require a further year of study to gain a professional qualification.

Email contact: enquiries@stockport.ac.uk
Phone: 0300 300 0090

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually. However, offers will usually be to those with at least one of the following qualifications:
? Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies
? Foundation Degree in Early Years Practice
? Foundation Degree in Working with Children and Young People
? Foundation degree in a relevant discipline or 240 credits in health or social care related studies
Your existing qualifications will be assessed to confirm comparability and suitability for entry to this course.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Course Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used, including reports, essays, presentations and portfolios. The assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent critical thinking and learning.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.Although there are no extra costs associated with the programme, it would be beneficial for applicants to also take into consideration possible costs related to stationery and transport to college. While there is access to the college computer system and library books, it is normal that some students may want to invest in a personal computer and some core books. Internet access would be advantageous for off-site study.

Course Includes

On this programme you will study the following modules:

Dissertation
Global Perspectives on Childhood
Current Issues in Childhood
Multi-agency and Multi-professional Practices with Children
Pedagogic Practice
Children, Young People, Families and Crime

Course Potential Careers

Possible employment as/ further study in:
Teaching
Education
Further Education Lecturer
Early years teacher
Family support worker
Learning mentor
Primary school teacher (Normally, a further post-graduate teaching qualification is required)
Secondary school teacher (Normally, a further post-graduate teaching qualification is required)
Special educational needs teacher (Normally, a further post-graduate teaching qualification is required)
Social worker (Normally, a further post-graduate social work qualification is required)
Teaching assistant
Youth worker
Possible further study
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Social Sciences masters degrees