If you would like to work in childcare or if you are employed and keen to further your career, this course teaches the full range of skills for working with children and young people from birth to 18 years.
It is the ideal route into professional childcare, teaching or other work with young people, and provides both classroom-based study and practical experience.
With strong links to local employers, the course will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people working in the childcare sector and provides excellent opportunities for employment or further study.
You will study the professional aspects of working in childcare, from communication with colleagues to legislation and children’s rights. You will also study all aspects of childhood, from children’s health and development to education and play.
Mature applicants lacking formal entry requirements but with relevant and/or industrial experience will also be considered
2 A levels at grade D OR
a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP OR
a pass in an Access to HE Diploma to include passes in 45 level 3 credits, in relevant subjects (or other equivalent qualifications)
Plus 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above, to include Maths and English (or other equivalent qualifications)
You may be invited to an interview/audition/entry test
Assessments will be made up of written assignments, reports, seminars, debates and presentations, portfolios, and projects within the workplace.
You can use this qualification to progress a career working with children e.g. nursery nurse or teaching assistant. With further study, you may become a children’s nurse, health visitor, early years teacher, child psychotherapist or social worker.
On successful completion, there are opportunities for progression to the BSc in Childhood Studies (Top-up) at the University of South Wales.
This course starts in September
£2,560 (Year 1 2018/19)
Please note, course fees are calculated each academic year and may rise in line with the Higher Education collaborative partner policy. Therefore, if your course is for more than one year there will be course fees to pay in each additional year of study.