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Childhood Development and Playwork

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE English Language.

UCAS Tariff

104

64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Childhood studies

Develop the confidence and expertise to work in a range of professions across the children’s workforce.

As part of this course, you’ll:

- Follow unique learning pathways to shape your future career and gain vital work experience from a variety of placement opportunities. These could include:

1. Hospital play
2. Therapeutic playwork
3. Adventure playgrounds
4. Community and policy
4. Development work

- Focus on the sociology and psychology of children and childhood in your classroom-based learning

- Pay attention to the importance of play for children’s wellbeing and development

- Develop specialisms in:

1. Playwork
2. Child development
3. The sociology of childhood and social policy
4. The provision and management of children’s play projects

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Playwork: Foundations of Theory & Practice
- Child Development: Exploring Issues & Perspectives on Play
- Childhood: Theory, Constructs & Concepts
- Experiential Learning: Theory & Practice Explored
- Experiential Learning: Organisational Development
- Experiential Learning: Reflective Practice

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Playwork: Critical Applications
- Childhood: Rights & Society
- Experiential Learning: Theory & Practice Advanced
- Experiential Learning: Objectives & Evaluation
- Experiential Learning: Developing Reflexivity

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    - Playwork: Therapeutic Interventions
    - Project Development: Managing Design & Delivery
    - Childhood: Research Perspectives
    - Childhood Development & Playwork: Dissertation

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Tuition fees

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

    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £10,500
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    City CampusC

    Department:

    Health and Community Studies

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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.

    64%
    low
    Childhood 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

    79%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    76%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    85%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    74%
    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

    51%
    Library resources
    52%
    IT resources
    52%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    49%
    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?

    98%
    UK students
    2%
    International students
    4%
    Male students
    96%
    Female students
    89%
    2:1 or above
    12%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    C
    C
    B

    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.

    £18,500
    med
    Average annual salary
    96%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    81%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    45%
    Welfare professionals
    16%
    Welfare and housing associate professionals
    16%
    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.

    £23k

    £23k

    £19k

    £19k

    £21k

    £21k

    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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