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Child Development and Education (Top-Up)

University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

UCAS Code: CX83 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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1.0year

Full-time | 2022

This course is a top-up to convert the FdA Early Years Care and Education degree (or similar) into a full Honours Degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you have previously acquired, whilst further developing your understanding of working practice.

The programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge base and capabilities to excel in your chosen profession or alternative graduate opportunities. This is achieved through module content that is specific to particular areas of practice, which is then interpreted and developed through collaborative seminar discussion. You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications during your studies.

The course is multidisciplinary in nature and studies of the complexities of family life, the continuum of growth and the significance of childhood in contemporary culture and society. You will study children and young people's development in an ecological context, drawing upon a range of influential factors such as anthropology, psychology, education, welfare, sociology and economics.

You will analyse and critically evaluate the processes that shape childhood and people's lives, exploring topics that cover the changing nature of childhood, ethical principles in relation to working practice and young people's rights. The course will prepare you with a broad understanding of early years, children and young people theory and practice, with a focus from birth to eighteen years.

Modules

Year One Modules

Children in society
Childhood perspectives
Perception, thought and consciousness
Global education
Research in education

Assessment methods

There are two formal or summative assessed pieces of work for each module. Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress.

The balance of assessment by coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1 - 90% coursework 10% Practical

Tuition fees

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England
£8,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

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Department:

Education

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