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BA HonsChildhood and Youth Studies

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The skills and knowledge you will acquire on this course will make
you eligible to undertake further study for a professional
qualification in areas such as youth work, social work, management of
youth and community services and educational welfare. This degree can
also be used to progress into teaching via the Reception/Key Stage 1
or Primary PGCE courses.

During the course you will:

  • Benefit from dynamic teaching from academics with diverse practice
    experience
  • Experience a structure that ensures all students share a common
    core of knowledge
  • Be part of a vibrant student community
  • Expore a relevant and wide-ranging curriculum
  • Have classes three or four days a week, allowing time for work
    experience

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Human development from birth through to adolescence
  • Social constructions of childhood and youth
  • Multi-professional perspectives
  • Families, communities and culture
  • Potential and entitlement
  • Skills and research

BACYS-S

Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

All students will be introduced to the Centre for Personal and Career
Development [CPCD] at Induction where My Future (CMS online) and other
self-assessment tools will be signposted. Students will be made aware
of the service available and how to access it at appropriate points.

Further support and resources are available from the CPCD. Resources
and support available at all levels include:

  • One-to-one career coaching on job search, applications,
    interviews, postgraduate study and career planning/exploration both
    face-to-face and through E-guidance
  • Workshops for specific groups such as Alternatives to Education,
    International Students, recent Graduates etc
  • Teaching Fair, Make a difference and Going Professional events
  • Volunteering opportunities available in all areas including
    education

You will also be given detailed career information and preparation in
the stage 2 unit, Research methods.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Students will have access to the Centre for Personal and Careers
Development services throughout their course of study. Preparation for
career pathways is embedded within unit choices from stage 2. Students
will also be introduced to the Coordinator for volunteer work
opportunities and be advised to gain experiential learning alongside
their University based taught studies.

Career:

A range of professions within the children and young peoples
workforce strategy including: senior practitioners in youth and
community work, social care within a variety of community settings,
early years advisor, educational welfare, youth justice, young
offenders, speech and language therapy, senior playworker /
coordinator, playwork manager, hospital play therapy.

Additionally, many students way wish to undertake further training to
enter the teaching or social work professions.

Further study: progression route onto Reception / Key Stage 1 or Key
Stage 1/ Key Stage 2 primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education
(PGCE) courses; secondary PGCE courses in Citizenship (subject to
interview and entry requirements); and MA programmes in Education or
Constructions of Childhood. The work related option at stage 3 could
lead to a range of vocational qualifications such as a Level 3
prerequisite to Ofsted registration (e.g. National Standards for Under
Eights Daycare and Childminding).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States