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Childhood, Youth and Education Studies

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or higher. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

If you would like an opportunity to help create a better future for the next generation, this exciting course is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, sensitivity and understanding to join one of the many professions which deal with social, psychological and educational issues relating to children and young people.

Our multi-disciplinary approach enables you to explore a diverse range of subjects, such as education, sociology, psychology, health and welfare, safeguarding, and policy and practice. This offers you a far deeper insight into the behaviours, attitudes and influences of children and young people in their communities and society at large.

International perspectives on childhood and youth are threaded throughout the course, enabling you to develop a global understanding of how the education, health, wellbeing and the social mobility of children and young people are promoted by practitioners. In addition to the opportunity of international study visits and an international placement, we strive to ensure all modules feature internationally relevant content. For example, we have explored the health needs of a child or young person in a developing country and how political, social and cultural influences may impact these.

Importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice, gaining relevant experience in a range of organisations at home or abroad, which may include charities and social enterprises, together with more traditional settings, like local councils and schools. Past students have undertaken placements working for schools (mainstream and specialist), childcare services, youth projects, social services, homelessness projects and disability support. Our range of international placement settings is currently growing each year, but to-date students have undertaken placements in the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and the United States. As well as developing employability skills, this vital practical experience will increase your understanding of how a wide range of organisations work to develop the aspirations, prospects and quality of life of children and young people.

**Key Course Benefits**

* We offer a range of international study visit opportunities.

* An opportunity to progress to a range of professional and postgraduate courses, some with professional body accreditation, including Social Work, Youth Work, Teaching, (PGCE) and Psychology. Past graduates have studied PGCE in Primary Teaching, MSc in Health Psychology, MA in Post 16 Education, MA in Social Work.

* The course harnesses a practice readiness approach, whereby two professional placements in a children and young people’s setting and support from the employability support and careers team enhances students ability to secure work in a desirable practice area after graduating.

* The Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring two full size homes which can be used to for workshops mimicking working scenarios with children, young people and their families.

* Access to a course team who currently has first-hand practice experience in various settings, including sociology, psychology, education, social work, careers guidance, youth and community work, in addition to being actively engaged in research and writing in these areas. Please note, the course team is subject to change.

* Opportunity to apply for a sandwich year to study or work in the UK or abroad (subject to availability, application and additional fees).

* Excellent relationships with practice organisations who work with children and young people across the city and West Midlands region. These currently include local primary & secondary schools, early years settings (nurseries), local authority children’s services, youth offending services, youth service and family support.

Modules

Your main study themes are:

**Education-Development** An understanding of practices informed by theories of teaching and learning to facilitate education in a variety of contexts.

**Policy Context** Develops knowledge and critical insights into the policy context that shapes the provision of services to children and young people, at both national and international levels.

**Critical awareness** Develops a critical and research informed awareness of national and international perspectives on children and young people’s learning and development.

**Interdisciplinary learning** Study within a truly interdisciplinary learning environment, exploring concepts derived from Psychology, Sociology, Youth work and Health.

**Societal challenges** Explore a range of challenges and issues faced by children and young people, such as safeguarding, exclusion, discrimination and oppression.

**Skills and value base** Develops the knowledge and skills, such as mentoring, advocacy, group work and advice and guidance, consultation all pertinent to working effectively with children and young people to facilitate change and encourage positive outcomes.

**Professional experience** You will have the opportunity to gain work experience of 280 hours with an extensive range of providers, including local councils, schools, charities, social enterprises and other services concerned with facilitating learning, and promoting the health and welfare of children and young people.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Childhood and youth studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,240
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Welfare professionals
22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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