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Childhood Studies - Foundation Degree, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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We have designed this course specifically for those working on a paid or voluntary basis with children and young people in settings such as schools, nurseries, childcare, fostercare, child minding, youth groups, cadets, or library services. You will explore the relationship between theories of child development and practical application in the workplace where you will gain a valuable understanding of how children and young people learn.

You will cover:

  • learning theory
  • developing positive behaviours
  • curriculum subject areas.

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

  • different aspects of special educational needs and inclusion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Childhood Studies
  • Growth and Development
  • Language Development and its Place in Learning
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Practical Science and Technology
  • Practical Mathematics
  • Sensory Impairments and Physical Conditions 
  • Social, Mental and Emotional Health
  • Atypical Child Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • 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

  • A2 level (or equivalent Level 3 qualifications), GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent). HLTA status may also be accepted as an L3 equivalent qualification. You may be asked to attend an interview
  • A minimum of 6 months experience of working with children or young people (this can be cumulative) and you should be working in a child/youth related setting in a paid or voluntary basis for at least fifteen hours a week. Places are offered subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have the appropriate work experience, you may be offered an opportunity to join the course, subject to the agreement of your employer. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6575 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6575 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6575 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6575 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Canterbury, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Broadstairs, United Kingdom

    800 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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