The Childhood and Family Studies and Education Studies degree will develop the skills and knowledge required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.
The Childhood and Family Studies and Education Studies degree aims to provide invaluable insights into learning, teaching and education systems. Although it does not lead to qualified teacher status, it introduces students to a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry.
Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning.
The course is suitable for people new to this area or experienced staff searching for career development.
Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.
Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy and students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. An international perspective is taken to the degree and students will also have the opportunity to learn about how other countries support children and their families.
During the second half of your degree course you could also apply (subject to places) to register with Best Practice Network and work towards gaining Early Years Professional Status.
In Year 1, your study will explore how children and young people develop and consider issues around safeguarding and promoting well-being. In addition to this you will be introduced to current educational themes and debates and key theoretical questions underpinning the subject of Education Studies.
During your second year you will look at families and communities in context and explore theoretical approaches to learning. You will be asked to apply the knowledge you have gained to lead discussions, presenting and carrying out educational research.
The final year will allow you to analyse how inequality can be tackled through inter-agency working and will widen your perspective on children’s rights.
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As a graduate of this course you will be able to:
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323135
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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