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Childhood Studies, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) London, United Kingdom
This exciting area of study, designed for those with a relevant foundation degree, considers the influences that shape children’s development and learning, their personalities, and the critical periods that will shape their journeys to adulthood.
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We have designed this course for those working with children and young people aged 0-19 years in settings such as schools, nurseries, childcare, foster care, child minders, youth groups, cadets, or library services.

You will cover:

  • research methods;
  • curriculum learning theory;
  • contemporary issues relating to children and young people.

For those on the SEN pathway in addition to the above:

  • different aspects of special education needs and inclusion.

This course is intended for students with 240 credits who have already completed a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies (or equivalent) to top up to a full BA (Hons) degree. Students will intend to enter teaching or already work in the childcare or with young people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Enquiry Part One
  • Research-Informed Practice in Employment-based Contexts
  • Contemporary Childhood Issues
  • Contemporary Learning Theory
  • Special Education Needs (SEN), Disability and Inclusion
  • Developing Effective Interprofessional Practice 
  • Effective Classroom Practice for Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 240 credits of advanced standing (usually a Foundation Degree or similar; for example, a Diploma of Higher Education or other accumulated credits at levels 4 and 5) in a related area).
  • GCSE English grade C (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have English at GCSE grade C or above you will be required to take and pass the University Equivalency tests for entry onto this course.
  • In order to study the SEN specialism at level 6 / BA Hons level you will need to have been awarded relevant specialist credits at levels 4 and 5.
  • Additional entry requirements
  • Full-time work-based: with 15 hours per week employment or voluntary work in a child or young people's setting.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6575 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6575 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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