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Nottingham Trent University

Childhood: Learning and Development

UCAS Code: X391

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

104 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

This degree will develop a broad understanding of children's learning, development and education from birth to early adolescence (0 – 11) with a focus on theory, policy and practice.

Explore how children learn and develop through their behaviour, cultural perspectives and the effect of the environment. As you develop and broaden your understanding of childhood, you will undertake research enquiries and placement opportunities, enabling you to reflect critically on perspectives of childhood.

The broad range of modules available within this course gives opportunities for you to develop both personally as a learner and professionally by incorporating the world of work and global perspectives into your studies. Key transferable skills are embedded in the modules, and are reinforced whilst working alongside experienced practitioners.

You’ll have the opportunity for work-based learning in a variety of settings, including the chance to undertake an international experience. This experience, along with the core modules you will study, will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of how to work successfully as a practitioner in the childhood sector.

Modules

Year One
Professional and Academic Skills
You will be introduced to the themes of academic skills, reflective practice and professional / transferable skills and how these areas can be developed in order to be successful.
Ethical Research with Children
How practitioners support their practice and how they observe and work ethically with children, to acquire and linking theory and practice.
Including all Learners
You will explore inclusion and the meaning of inclusive practice to support children’s learning and development. You will consider a range of approaches to create inclusive environments to support all learners from 0 to 11.
Learning and Pedagogical Approaches
You will explore the ways which young children (0 – 11) learn in a variety of contexts while developing your skills as an educational practitioner.
Children’s Rights and Identity
You will explore how childhoods have changed over time and through different social contexts. This module will enable you to look in depth at children’s rights, how they are understood and their influence on a child’s identity, learning and development.
Supporting Children’s Learning and Development through Play
Explore how children (0 – 11) learn and develop through play in a variety of contexts and environments. This module will support your understanding of the importance of play in children’s learning and development and the skills needed to support play as a practitioner.
Year Two
Enriching Learning
Explore specialist professional and academic approaches in relation to supporting childhood learning and development from across a range of education-based disciplines.
Becoming a Researcher
You will work within a team on a piece of research to develop your understanding of all aspects of research design, including research methodologies, approaches and methods.
Global Childhoods
You will explore and evaluate a range of approaches to children’s learning and development in society from a global and community perspective. You’ll also engage in individual investigation in an international or UK placement experience.
Social Constructions of Childhood
You will explore how the concept of childhood is socially constructed – by the times and places in which children live and with the individuals involved in shaping their experience.
Supporting Children’s Transitions (in Children’s Learning and Development)
Explore the lived experience of children in relation to their transition experiences in a holistic context and with links to the complexity of family life.
Year Three
Research Dissertation
You’ll use your experience of the course so far to construct a dissertation that enables you to acquire and link theory and practice that supports your development as an informed educational researcher and reflective practitioner.
Leadership and Management
The module aims to support you in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead practice in your future career. You’ll also reflect critically on the relevance of this to your own professional attributes and employability.
Children’s Mental Health and Well-being
This module will teach you how to support children with mental health needs using relevant strategies and approaches. Learn about the holistic development of children through the theories, research and policies related to mental health and measures of well-being.
Sustainable Childhoods
This module will enable you to gain an understanding of what is meant by a ‘sustainable childhood’ and consider a range of theoretical models and underlying viewpoints which underpin the notion of sustainable childhoods.
Supporting Healthy Lifestyles
You will explore the impact of external influences such as mass media, child public health, poverty, nutrition, diet, mental health issues and how they contribute to the development of children. You will learn how to plan health promotional activities to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being for children and families.

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessment types to allow you to demonstrate your strengths across a number of skills sets. There are no formal exams during this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

Nottingham Institute Education

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99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
14%
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C
B

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