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Childhood Education Studies Top-up (Online)

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Online study | 2022

Subject

Childhood studies

**OVERVIEW**
**Our childhood experiences shape our entire lives, and being part of that journey as a professional helping children and families makes for a hugely rewarding career. If you have previous knowledge of this sector and want to further your academic credentials but need the flexibility of distance learning, our Childhood Education Studies top-up degree enables you to study online and expand upon your skills for working in this field.**

Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), our online top-up degree will further enhance your understanding of children’s complex psycho-social, physical, emotional and cognitive needs. You will examine legislative frameworks, social trends and issues surrounding childhood development as well as building a range of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills.

This ‘flexi-learn’ online course has been developed to offer you an authentic sense of community, utilising a blend of communication tools including web-based/email delivery and ‘real-time’ online conversations and activities. You will have face-to-face contact with personal tutors, module staff and dissertation supervisors using web conferencing software, which you will be trained how to use before your studies begin. (See more details about the teaching and assessment arrangements for this course under 'Assessment Method' below.)

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Flexible online learning** – Want to boost your knowledge while maintaining full-time/part-time employment? Studying our Childhood Education Studies top-up degree online offers a flexible approach to learning

- **Specialise your studies** – Study and research specialist topics through our range of optional modules, a final dissertation project and innovative assessment regimes

- **Diverse skills and knowledge** – Build your understanding around childhood development and sociology as well as employability skills for your future career

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Family support worker

- Learning mentor

- Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)

- Primary school teacher

- Mental health nurse

- Social worker (NHS)

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

- Contemporary Issues in International Contexts
- Equity and Inclusive Practice in Education
- Dissertation

Plus one option from:

- International Perspectives of Childhood
- Children’s Voice
- Health and Wellbeing in Context

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**TEACHING**

You will be expected to engage with online learning and teaching materials throughout the course. For your final dissertation, you will be supported through five 20-minute meetings with your supervisor via web conferencing software.

All modules include:

- ‘Live’ webinar sessions where you can meet module teaching staff
- Online video/text discussion forums where you can meet and work with other students
- A minimum of three ‘live’ classroom sessions (which will be video recorded for posterity)
- Weekly interactive learning and teaching content

You will need to allocate a minimum number of study hours per week, though some weeks may require you to extend beyond this, particularly when you are engaged in completing assessments.

**ASSESSMENT**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

- **Coursework** – 100%

Assessments will employ a diverse range of technologies for which you will be offered pre-tutoring during your induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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

England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
International
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Childhood studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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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.

£15,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Welfare professionals
9%
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What about your long term prospects?

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

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