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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Childhood, Welfare and Education (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2021

Subject

Childhood studies

The BA (Hons) Childhood, Welfare and Education (level 6 top-up) is an exciting opportunity to take your understanding and practice of Childhood Studies and Education to the next level.
The programme:

• Is offered to you as a fully supported e-learning programme
• Encourages independent study
• Deepens academic knowledge and understanding
• Can be studied over one or two years depending on your own work and family commitments.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

Special Educational Needs and Disability - This module aims to raise awareness and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those who work with disabled children, young people and families. Students will develop their knowledge of inclusive practice, strategies and interventions to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in practice.
The Global Child - This module aims to explore the concepts of ‘the global child’ and globalisation through a range of theoretical perspectives relevant to children’s global experiences in the Global North and Global South. You will investigate children’s experiences of education, child labour, being ‘out of place’ and children at war.
Social Justice, Equality and Diversity - This module aims to explore the importance of social justice, equality and diversity in relation to children and childhood in society. You will examine the legal context of social justice, equality and diversity, nationally and internationally, and develop an understanding of how these are implemented across society, and in the spaces and places of childhood.
Key Debates in Childhood Today - This module aims to develop independent study skills in order for the student to choose and critically explore a key childhood debate through a lens of childhood discourses.
Research project - This module aims to support students to carry out and write up a small-scale research project, which is focused on an aspect of Childhood, Welfare or Education of their choice.

Assessment methods

The BA (Hons) Childhood, Welfare and Education (level 6 top-up) will be delivered online using Glynd?r’s virtual learning environment – Moodle. This is an easy to use self-contained website which enables students to access the course materials, tutors and other students across their programme. We actively encourage communication and have a thriving community of students online who share their experiences of working with children in a variety of roles. We use a wide range of tools for keeping in touch including, online conferencing, chat rooms (forums), e-mails, messaging and telephone/Skype.

The programme is designed to offer flexibility to fit study around family and work commitments, however, students work within a course structure to encourage motivation and completion. The materials for each session are covered over a set period to enable students to develop their own study patterns i.e. daytime, evenings, weekends. Each session will engage students through a variety of tools from reading to video, podcasts, screencasts and exploring the web. Students will also be engaged in discussion around the session topics using a variety of chat forums.

All students are invited to attend three, one day Saturday study days throughout the year where they will be engaged in workshops (linked to module content) and have a chance to meet other students and members of staff. These study days are not compulsory and content covered during the day is recorded as a video and shared with students online.

At level 6 students are expected to make a transition to more independent learning and to manage assessments with more complexity and scope.

Within the degree the main assessment types are:

Essay
Comparative Report
Literature Review
Research Project

High-quality feedback and feedforward is provided to students studying online to enhance their overall achievement. Students will be provided with written feedback and/or feedforward for each piece of work and have an opportunity to discuss this with their peers and tutors. Feedback is presented in a way that allows students to see how their academic work is progressing throughout the year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£4,500
per year
England
£4,500
per year
EU
£4,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,500
per year
Scotland
£4,500
per year
Wales
£4,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Childhood and youth studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Childhood and youth studies

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.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Childhood studies

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

£11k

£11k

£15k

£15k

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